Understanding Current Digital Technology And How Businesses And Adults Can Help Manage Their On-Line Behavior And Reduce Risk
By the start of year 2013, it was estimated that there were approximately 3 billion people on-line, a large segment of which were businesses and their employees. As the Internet continues to grow in popularity, we are depending upon it more and more to conduct everyday life, which also includes the sharing of private and at times very sensitive information about ourselves with others on-line knowingly, and at times, unknowingly. Many who are now on-line use the Internet for communication, education, entertainment, information gathering, business, socializing, and commerce. There is no doubt that the Internet and Social Media have facilitated important connections and amazing accomplishments amongst businesses. It is a reality however, that the Internet (just like the real world) has also created an on-line virtual environment where thieves, vandals, conartists, and sexual predators will hunt their prey. Unfortunately, many of us who are using Social Media and the Internet are not always taking the appropriate safety precautions to help mitigate the risks from those who might want to victimize our employees on-line, or to steal corporate or persoal information. Our Social Media, Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship 101 seminar will provide information that will help to keep adults, employee and businesses safer, increase their privacy and protect their on-line digital footprint. Topics discussed in this seminar include:
What is the Internet and Social Networking
Internet Stats and fact
What are adults doing on-line
Hardware/Software monitoring/protection issues
Internet filtering the pros and cons
What are Chat Rooms, Instant Messaging, and SMS/MMS texting and how to stay safe while using them
Cell phone/ Smart Phone and Web Cam safety
"Mobile" the new frontier for Internet access and Social Networking
How to protect your digital dossier when it comes to your reputation
The good and bad of Social Networks such as "Facebook", "Twitter", "Skype","Tumblr" and "Instagram"
How to secure your Social Network
What is Malware and how to protect yourself from it
The dangers of Screen Names and Profiles
Who is the Internet criminal/predator
Cyber Identitity theft
The Predators "grooming" process and the "lures" they use in Chat Rooms and Social Networks
How the Internet predator uses "Social Engineering" to build rapport to steal information
Actual Social Engineering examples
On-line Reputation Management
On-line dating safety (optional)
Education is the first step in keeping employees and companies safer in this technology-driven world. This presentation is designed to provide participants with pro-active on-line "critical thinking" and decision making strategies that they can immediately apply. Knowledge and the understanding and application of that knowledge is power. Our seminar will provide the knowledge and information that adults and businesses need to know about the Internet and Social Networks to stay safer, thus protecting personal and corporate information and infrastructure when on-line at home or at work.
Darren Speaking To CTV On An Internet Safety and Security Issue
Darren is a serving law enforcement professional with 27 years of experience, an internationally recognized safety expert, published award winning author and highly sought after speaker who specializes in the area of Personal Safety both on-line and off-line. Darren is deeply immersed in social media, both on and off the job, and has taught digital safety for the past 12 years and has written hundreds of articles on Internet and Social Media safety and security. No other company or program can bring the passion, on-line credentials, "real world" experience and years of "learned" perspective that we can to this issue, given our unique educational and professional background. Find our Bio here
Our work in the area of Internet/Social Media Safety was recognized with the prestigious 2013 Social Media Derek K Miller Award (most inspiring social media user), for our unique work in the area of Internet/Social Media Safety both here in Canada and the United States. We are the only Company in Canada, to be recognized by a very respected pannel of independant North American Social Media Experts for our work in this area.
Our Program Was Recognized By The BC Information & Privacy Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, In A 2011 Keynote Address
" I read a wonderful story in the Victoria Times Colonist newspaper last month about a Victoria Police Staff Sergeant named Darren Laur who poses as a teen on Facebook in order to educate students about privacy and security. Laur, who is 46, maintained a fake profile for over a year on Facebook using purchased pictures and information gleaned from the Facebook accounts of real teens. When he made a presentation at Cedar Community Secondary in Nanaimo last month, he had already friended 30 students at that school who had no idea that their "friend" as actually him. He had done such a convincing job with the profile that one of the real teens even asked the fake teen out on a date. When Laur revealed during the presentation that he was their friend, students were shocked and pledged to pay more attention to their privacy online."
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Greater Victoria $400.00 (rate includes taxes). Outside Greater Victoria please call for a quote. We also provide "free" access to our Internet and Social Media safety on-line resource page.
Prices listed reflect programs delivered in the Greater Victoria area. For those who are interested in our programs outside of Greater Victoria, please contact us directly for a quote