First Tech Bytes 2021 talk focuses on social media operations security

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Voya Financial Chief Security Architect Rich Wickersham will be presenting a free online presentation “Social Media OPSEC, Targeting Analysis and Countermeasures” 6-8 p.m. March 1. His talk will review the continuing need for employee and corporate operations security (OPSEC) on social media platforms, focusing on LinkedIn.

Wickersham has more than 20 years of experience designing, implementing and securing resilient architectures for both public and private organizations. He has held previous leadership roles at AIG, Fannie Mae, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. His presentation will focus on threats and attacks in the social media age and measures to counter those threats.

This is the first presentation in the Tech Bytes 2021 series, which is partly funded by a gift from the National Center for Women & Information Technology’s Learning Circles Program designed to attract more women and minorities to the computer science field. Funding is also coming from Delti Phi, LFCC’s chapter of the international technology honor society Epsilon Pi Tau, as an effort to provide networking opportunities to students.

If interested in attending, please contact Computer Science Professor Melissa Stange at by 9 a.m. March 1.



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