Webinar: The Big Picture of Cybersecurity
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Cybersecurity is an interdisciplinary field of study which applies to all industries. New threats appear daily and a growing industry attempts to combat the attacks.

In this webinar, you will obtain a holistic perspective on cybersecurity, and its different branches. You will find out who the hackers are, what they want, and who buys the stolen data.

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Learn who are the attackers, what they want, and what they do with the stolen data.
  • Identify the major areas of cybersecurity, including personal, physical, application, network, wireless, and web security.
  • Analyze cybersecurity attackers and attack sources.

Presenter: Derek A. Smith

Derek A. Smith is responsible for the development and coordination of cyber security initiatives at the National Cybersecurity Institute. Formerly, he has worked for a number of IT companies including Computer Sciences Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton. Derek spent 18 years as a special agent for various government agencies and the military. He has also taught business and IT courses at several universities for over 20 years. Derek has served in the US Navy, Air Force and Army for a total of 24 years. He completed an MBA, MS in IT Information Assurance, Masters in IT Project Management, and a BS in Education.

This webinar qualifies for 1 CPE credit from IAPP.

National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) Annual Conference
Feb 4 @ 8:46 pm – Feb 6 @ 9:46 pm

The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students will host our 13th Annual Conference at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia on February 4-6, 2015. Designed for higher education professionals from across all functional areas, institutional types, systems, and sectors; our conference comprehensively addresses transfer research, policy, and practice. Participants will be provided with an immersive experience, reaching beyond the “whats” and “whys” to the “hows” of improving transfer.

Excelsior College’s Lisa LaVigna and Shari Quinn will present “Creating ADn to BSn Concurrent Enrollment Programs: The good, the bad and the ugly.”

Training 2015 Conference & Expo
Feb 9 @ 3:43 pm – Feb 12 @ 4:43 pm

Training magazine’s 38th annual conference is designed for training and development, learning and performance professionals. Excelsior will offer two presentations at the event.

Presentation 1

Presenter: Tina Grant, Executive Director, Center for the Assessment of Post-Traditional Instruction, Training and Learning (CAPITAL)

Title: Beyond Tuition Reimbursement: Moving toward an Educated Workforce

Learn how to maximize value and ROI for your training programs and save employees time and cost to credential or degree by having your training programs evaluated for academic credit. This workshop will take you through the process, help you weigh your options, and introduce ways you can work with institutions to tailor certificate and degree programs that will allow you to create partnerships that maximize your tuition assistance and training dollars.

Presentation 2

Presenter: Lisa LaVigna, Executive Director of Outreach & Access

Title: Courageous Learning

Description: Come explore the world of the post traditional learner through a documentary which addresses the more than 93 million Americans in the workforce without a degree. These Americans face a falling standard of living and an increasing earnings gap while corporations find a lack of skilled employees to fill workforce needs. Courageous Learning follows the lives of three adult students: Shawn, Joe and Angeline – a veteran, dad and nurse – and the obstacles they face in pursuit of a higher education. Experts, including leaders in academia, think tanks, government and industry provide a guide to the landscape of post secondary education today. Following this short video we will discuss how and what we as training leaders can do to create more accessible paths for these employees, giving our organizations access to a skilled workforce.