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  • Monday
    Oct 16 2017
    Controlling Your Online Privacy

    Join us this month for two awesome presentations about online privacy!

    First, Gizmodo's Kashmir Hill will join us remotely and share some Internet of Things stories, like the time she was able to control the lights in a stranger's house in another state, and how Amazon includes all Echo owners into a random social network.

    Then IT consultant and technical author Russell Mickler will walk us through the various privacy settings in Facebook so we can better control what we share with our contacts and only share the things we actually want to share.

    Program:

    6:00 PM - Doors

    6:30 PM - Kashmir Hill

    7:00 PM - Russell Mickler

    7:30 PM - Wrap up / networking

    We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking following the talks. We hope to see you there!

    Speaker bios:

    Kashmir Hill is a senior reporter for the Special Projects Desk, which produces investigative work across all of Gizmodo Media Group's web sites. She writes about privacy and technology.

    Russell Mickler, Principal Consultant, has been leading IT organizations since 1996; he has helped hundreds of small businesses use technology better as a private consultant since 2003. During the 1990's, Mickler earned certifications in the Microsoft NT, Windows, and Novell Netware platforms. After earning his Master’s Degree in Technology in 2000, Mickler earned his Computer Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification in 2004. As a published technical author, Mickler teaches for universities across the country.

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  • Monday
    Sep 18 2017
    Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays - Privacy, Risk, and Response

    What exactly is privacy? Do we have a right to privacy, and if so, what can we do to exercise it? Do we even need to worry about privacy, and how much should we be concerned?

    Join us this month for a discussion of these topics and more with Russell Mickler, a local technology consultant. He’ll describe the current legal state of electronic privacy in America and describe the legal, technical, and behavioral responses that we can take as individuals to protect the confidentiality of our private information.

    This presentation includes a privacy self-assessment and scoring tool to help you tailor your response to privacy and will set up the conversation on privacy strategies and safeguards to extend into future TA3M sessions.

    During this discussion, we’ll talk about:

    • the definition of privacy

    • our response to privacy

    • risk assessment and response

    Program:

    6:00 pm - Doors

    6:15 pm - Presentation / discussion

    7:15 pm - Q & A / networking

    We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking following the talk. We hope to see you there!

    Speaker bio:

    Russell Mickler, Principal Consultant, has been leading IT organizations since 1996; he has helped hundreds of small businesses use technology better as a private consultant since 2003. During the 1990's, Mickler earned certifications in the Microsoft NT, Windows, and Novell Netware platforms. After earning his Master’s Degree in Technology in 2000, Mickler earned his Computer Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification in 2004. As a published technical author, Mickler teaches for universities across the country.

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