Purpose: To provide pertinent Cybersecurity information to the Community
Degree and Certificate Programs for LLCC Students
Cybersecurity jobs are in high demand in our community. To prepare for these jobs, students should consider these educational options:
LLCC Media Outreach
October 2019 – Dr. Carmen Allen, Professor of Math and Computer Science, served as a community panelist to discuss pertinent cyber security issues and the use of social media. The panel discussion, moderated by Jim Leach of News/Talk 94.7 & 970 WMAY, also included Bethany Bilyeu, Psy.D., L.C.P.C., director, UIS Counseling Center; Siobhan Johnson, deputy director of human resources, Illinois Department of Public Health; and Shane Overby, detective, Springfield Police Department. The event was held at the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum from 6-7:30 pm. The theme was part of the “Finding Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts” hosted by LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum.
September 2019 – Dr. Carmen Allen, Professor of Math and Computer Science, was interviewed by WICS/WRSP in “Swastikas posted on school’s ‘Google review’ page” about how high schools and organizations should take precautions to evaluate social media a Google photos.
May 2019 – Dr. Carmen Allen, interim dean of Business and Computer technology, was interviewed by WICS/FOX Illinois in “Alexa is recording your voice: Here’s how to listen” about Cybersecurity and privacy issues related to voice-controlled technology.
October 2018 – Dr. Carmen Allen, interim dean of Business and Computer technology, presented at a panel discussion, “P-20 Considerations in Designing and Implementing Competency-Based Education.” The development of the LLCC’s Competency Based Education (CBE) Cyber-Security certificate was described.
Spring 2018 – LLCC Public Relations and Marketing published “Protecting your online information: LLCC offers new cybersecurity program and public workshops” describing the importance of security in today’s digital world and cybersecurity education opportunities at LLCC.
Feb. 10, 2018 – LLCC instructors provided a presentation about how to secure home computers and protect digital identity at a Spring Security Awareness Day public workshop.
May 2017 – An LLCC faculty member was interviewed in this State Journal-Register video feature and article: “Experts: Network security requires 24-7 vigilance” which described global cyberattacks and how businesses and individuals can provide protections.
Spring 2017 – An LLCC faculty member was interviewed in this WCIA Channel 3 News video feature: how individuals can protect themselves from hackers which described concerns about a nationwide Equifax data breach.
October 2017 – Mike Kokal, End of the Road podcaster, interviewed Darrell Fortae, owner of Everlast Software and teacher of Cybersecurity at LLCC’s Capital City Training Center. The podcast segment was “Cyber Security Recommendations for Small Businesses” in which Darrell addressed phishing attacks, ransomware, and other cyber threats to small businesses.
Additional Cyber Security Resources
Affiliate Organizations for Cybersecurity
For more information, Contact Carmen Allen of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department
at 217-786-2316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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