Cybersecurity is a constant challenge for all organizations. Heck, just keeping up with the pace of technological change is a herculean task all by itself. People & organizations are faced with a virtual blizzard of new technology every day and, in trying to improve our organizations, we have to evaluate & adopt new technologies all the time. We must also think about how these changing technologies impact the security of our organization, our information, our clients, constituents & staff.
This course will help students build a solid foundation for those looking to significantly improve their literacy around digital security. The course will focus on both strategy & tactics, helping students learn foundational security skills that will apply for years to come, while also delving into the specific tactics & tools that are most relevant today. Whether you are just starting on your cybersecurity career, looking to help make your organization more secure, or looking to develop literacy & skills around cybersecurity, this course is for you.
What are the requirements?
Basic working knowledge of computers, networks & the Internet
Must be an employee of a nonprofit or social good organization
A desire to improve both personal & organizational cybersecurity
A laptop, smartphone & a Gmail account.
Advanced knowledge of Superstring theory (just kidding)
A spirit of adventure (not kidding)
What am I going to get from this course?
Understand the core principles of cybersecurity
Learn how social engineering (including phishing) work
Know the basic ten (10) steps to cybersecurity maturity for an organization
How to perform a high level cybersecurity risk assessment
Who is the target audience?
IT professionals looking to develop cybersecurity skills
Nonprofit Accidental Techies looking to add accidental cybersecurity ninja to their skillset
Anyone interested in understanding & applying key cybersecurity principles
Meet your instructor
Joshua Peskay is the Vice President of Technology Strategy at RoundTable Technology & an accomplished technology leader with more than two decades of experience leading technology change for over a thousand New York City nonprofit organizations. Joshua has a proven track-record for planning, implementing & supporting a wide range of successful technology solutions for nonprofits. Joshua is committed to helping organizations sort through the rapid pace of technological change to select the best products & services available & use them effectively.
Joshua is a dynamic & engaging public speaker & teacher, teaching topics such as Technology Strategy, Cybersecurity & Project Management. Joshua is an Expert Trainer for Idealware, faculty for the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) & also partnered with Whole Whale on a Cybersecurity course for the online learning platform, Udemy.
In recent years, Joshua has been focusing on cybersecurity in the nonprofit sector, working with at-risk organizations to address digital security challenges & providing cybersecurity training & awareness programs to thousands of nonprofit personnel.
Based in NYC,Civic Hallis a non-profit collaboration space for the world's civic innovators interested in using technology for social good. We are a community of social entrepreneurs, change-makers, government employees, hackers, academics, journalists, & artists who share knowledge, build tools, & solve problems together. Civic Hall aims to be a safer, more inclusive space, & all Civic Hall members, staff, invited speakers, guests, & vendors visiting our space are expected to abide by ourCode of Conduct.