What is Tech Talk?
“Tech Talk” is an exploration of current and emerging technologies in a low-stress, positive environment – a “sandbox” approach to learning about new technologies. Open to All NECC Employees.
How to Register
To register for any of the Tech Talks please fill out the registration form.
Fall 2018 Tech Talks
Phishing Awareness and More
Come join me in a discussion about social engineering and the many ways criminals are trying to get our personal and financial information. Learn some of the best practices encouraged by the Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force to protect yourself. Phishing, Spear Phishing, Vishing, Smishing, Tailgating and much more. Several examples will be handed out and reviewed so everyone is better prepared to recognize social engineering in the future.
Date: September 26, 2018 12:30-1:30PM Location: STEM Center TC219
The (Mis/Dis)Information Dilemma: Engaging Students in a Polarized Information Landscape
Current events have placed tech giants, and concomitantly, information itself in the spotlight. Recent data also indicates roughly 2/3 of Americans get their news from social media and ~90% never venture beyond a first page of Google results, so it has become urgent that educators prepare students to actively engage with the difference between bias, propaganda, and facts.
Join librarian Jenny Fielding as for a discussion on Google, Facebook, bots, freedom of speech, and the new information citizenry.
Date: October 31, 2018 12:30-1:30PM Location: C204 and LC301
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