Webinar: Social Media and Law Enforcement
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

While the use of technology grows as both a resource for law enforcement to educate and as an outreach tool, it is also a source for criminals to obtain private information through open sources such as Facebook®, Twitter™, and blogs. Terrorist groups are using social media to reach multinational audiences in order to spread their ideology, target disenfranchised youth, and encourage domestic terrorism.

Learn about the challenges and the ways local, county, and state law enforcement have used social media as an education and crime fighting tool to combat terrorism in their communities.

Presenter: Bray Barnes

Bray Barnes founded Security Evaluation and Solutions Group, LLC (SESG) to meet a critical homeland security need: specialized services in education and training, emergency management preparedness and planning, and intelligence analyst training. A U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, Barnes has nearly 40 years of legal and law enforcement experience. Most recently, Barnes served as member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cyber Focus Group, as an adjunct professor and course developer for Ocean County College, and as a member of the institution’s Presidential Leadership Team.

Before arriving in academia, he served as director (Senior Executive Service) for DHS, and during the tenure of President George W. Bush, he was nominated and appointed to serve on the President’s Advisory Commission on the Performing Arts, The Kennedy Center. He earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Seton Hall University School of Law.

The National Cybersecurity Institute is an (ISC)2 Global Academic Program Member and an authorized (ISC)2 CPE provider.

This webinar qualifies for 1 CPE credit from IAPP.

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Webinar: Introduction to Cybersecurity: Mobile & Wireless Security
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Mobile devices are uniquely susceptible to security risks since they are always on and accessible. They also provide several means of communication and connectivity through text and multimedia messaging, voice, cellular networks, and wireless connectivity using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections.
Wireless networks and mobile devices work together. All computer networks are designed to allow various points within the network to communicate with each other and share information. A network can be as simple as one or two computers with printers, scanners or other devices or as complex as the Internet with millions of connected devices.

This webinar will examine mobile security and wireless network security threats. Attendees of the webinar will also learn how to successfully mitigate these threats. This webinar is the seventh in a series of eight webinars discussing the fundamentals of cybersecurity (Cybersecurity 101).

Presenter: Derek Smith

Derek 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.

The National Cybersecurity Institute is an (ISC)2 Global Academic Program Member and an authorized (ISC)2 CPE provider.

This webinar also qualifies for 1 CPE credit from IAPP.

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The Skills, Qualities, and Roles of the 21st Century Public Servant
Jun 12 @ 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Excelsior’s new School of Public Service is committed to developing thoughtful, ethical, principled, and wise public servants, leaders who build relationships with a wide spectrum of communities and can see beyond their own worldview.

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Join us for lunch and a panel discussion on the requisite skills, qualities, and roles of today and tomorrow’s public servants, featuring:

  • Mike Acuri, former U.S. Representative for New York’s 24th congressional district from 2007 to 2011.
  • Parris Glendening, 59th Governor of Maryland (Invited)
  • Julia Leighton, General Counsel for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.
  • Honorable Paul Tonko, U.S. Representative for New York’s 20th congressional district, a post he has held since 2009.

Dr. Robert Waters, Dean, School of Public Service at Excelsior College will moderate. The distinguished panelists will address such issues as:

  • How do we educate public administrators, government officials, law enforcement, and communities to be more inclusive and fair?
  • What specific challenges do 21st century public servants face?
  • What does the changing role of the U.S. in the world mean for public servants?
  • How do we contribute to society for a greater good?

Excelsior seeks to broaden the definition of what it means to be involved with public service. It goes beyond government and law enforcement; nonprofits and community groups often drive change in our society. And from the private sector, public servants can borrow the spirit of entrepreneurship.

Metro Stop: Dupont Circle