NACC partners with Farmer’s Telecommunications

Northeast Alabama Community College and Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative are teaming up to present a free workshop targeting individuals 50 and over on “Protecting Your Identity Online” on March 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event is on the NACC campus in the Health Education Building Room 106.

We all live in a connected world today and are faced with scammers on a daily basis. Our identities are very valuable for those who want to commit major crimes. We often say “I know better” or “that won’t happen to me” but it is easy to fall victim to these savvy criminals.

Come join us to hear from experts on cybersecurity and learn about the threats that are lurking around in our everyday life. With social media and internet use on the rise, risks to your identity and finances are increasing from account hacking to impersonating profiles and more. This workshop will explain some ways you can protect your privacy online and help prevent someone from stealing your identity. Cybersecurity Specialist, the Honorable James “Jim” Simon, Jr. will be the keynote speaker. He is the principal partner of a management-consulting firm specializing in advising companies and governments around the world on cybersecurity. He teaches Cybersecurity at the University of Alabama and guest lectures at several other universities.

In 2012, he retired from Microsoft as Chief Strategist for its worldwide public sector and its executive sponsor for the state of Alabama. Jim is also retired from the United States Army Reserve and was a career CIA military analyst.

In addition, there will be other vendors on site to discuss cybersecurity from local law enforcement, healthcare, legal aid and financial fields.

Seating is limited. Register for this upcoming event on March 4 by calling the Northeast Alabama Community College Career Planning Center at 256-638-4418 ext. 2315.

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