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Summer Workshops To Advance Security, Accessibility Practices

April 29, 2021

online group meetingThe Summer Workshops will be back this June for two full days of online presentations delving into the whys and hows of ensuring the security and accessibility of all forms of electronic information used in the California Community Colleges.

The twice-annual workshops provide a professional development opportunity for IT, procurement, public information, disability services, and faculty training and support practitioners — and anyone whose professional role involves IT systems, student and college data, or electronic information.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

CCC Information Security Center
Monday, June 14
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CCC Accessibility Center
Tuesday, June 14
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Presentations offer strategies and practices for maintaining data and network security and ensuring that electronic learning materials are provided in a format that is accessible to all students and members of the campus community. Sessions span a wide range of topics from laws that inform district policy-making to tools and training that address specific needs.

Sessions being developed for the Information Security workshop will explore current cyber-threats, including a look at the evolution of phishing attacks and how to recognize them, and a tour of the darknet’s underground marketplaces, where stolen information is bought and sold. After describing the overall threat landscape, presentations will offer targeted approaches to protect campus information systems, from the network to the personal workspace.

Accessibility sessions will highlight tools and practices for document accessibility, automated website scanning, and video captioning, as well as a review of Section 508, which outlines federal legal requirements for accessibility of information and communication technologies. Additionally, staff from a college that has adopted the CCC Accessibility Standard will describe how that effort got started, what was involved in the process, and the challenges encountered along the way.

For more information about the workshops, visit the Summer 2021 Virtual Workshops event site.