'Cyber Security - It's Everyone's Issue' Webinar
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Time: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – 2:00 PM GMT (London); 10:00 AM EST (Ottawa); 1:00 AM AEDT (Sydney)

Registration (free): HERE

WFCP is pleased to announce the launch of a new Affinity Group, for WFCP member and affiliate institutions, focused on the area of Cyber Security.

This vital area of business and individual on-line protection has significant and increasing importance for countries, governments, educational institutions and individuals throughout the world and this new Affinity Group will bring together like-minded educationalists to share effective practice, develop joint initiatives and ensure that the global education landscape continues to keep pace with this fast-paced area of work.

To launch this affinity group WFCP and Burton and South Derbyshire College in the UK will be hosting a webinar to engage interested institutions and individuals in membership of the Affinity Group. We have secured two well renowned experts and thought leaders in the area of Cyber Security who will engage the webinar audience through giving an oversight of their own professional journeys, the latest trends in this area and how educational institutions can develop efficacy in this field. This really is an opportunity to hear from world-renowned speakers on a subject that has an ever-increasing importance to WFCP members. Can you afford to miss this opportunity?


Webinar Details: “Cybersecurity – it’s everyone’s issue”

Guest Presenter: Rob May, Managing Director of ramsac

Rob May is an international Cybersecurity spokesperson, an alumni and Patron of WFCP member Burton and South Derbyshire College (BSDC) and a pending Fellow. He will give a short briefing on his career journey, which started at BSDC and then explain the industry challenges and why the subject of Cybersecurity is an issue that concerns us all.

Background and Credentials

Rob is an award-winning speaker and a Professional Member of the PSA. He delivers keynotes internationally and runs CEO and Director workshops for both Vistage and the Institute of Directors in the UK. He speaks as a current and very relevant expert, being Founder and Managing Director of ramsac who deliver IT and Cybersecurity services/support to a vast range of clients through a team of 70+ consultants and an alliance with international financial services company PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Rob is the UK Ambassador for Cybersecurity for the Institute of Directors (where he is also a Fellow) and he is ranked No.5 in the Global rankings for Cybersecurity Thought Leaders.

His Cybersecurity TED Talk has had over 400,000 views (on both TEDx YouTube and now on TED.COM). He is a Board Advisor to The Cyber Resilience Centre for the South East and in 2020 Onalytica listed Rob in the Top Ten Cybersecurity keynote speakers worldwide. His cybersecurity books sell on Amazon in eight countries and he successfully makes a complex yet vital subject fun, entertaining, actionable, and very relevant.


Guest Presenter: Dr. John Sands, Department Chair / Program Coordinator Information Technology, Moraine Valley Community College

Dr. John Sands a Professor of Information Technology and Department Chair at Moraine Valley Community College. He has vast experience in teaching and developing curriculum and is the Executive Director for the CSSIA. He has an extensive, successful and award winning record of accomplishment in developing and delivering curricula in the area of Cyber Security. Dr Sands will highlight the major educational trends globally within this field and will provide insight into how, throughout his career, he has successfully created provision to overcome these challenges.

Background and Credentials

John Sands has over 30 years of experience in teaching and developing curriculum in the areas of Data Communications, Information Technology and Information Assurance. He currently serves as the Principal Investigator/Executive Director of the Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA), an NSF/ATE National Support Center.  He holds several industry certifications and runs a consulting firm in the area of Information Security and Wireless Communications.

As a department chair, full time faculty member, and academic researcher, he has developed and taught numerous online technology courses using an integrated virtual teaching and learning environment. Dr. Sands has served as the executive director of one of the most successful Cisco System – Network Academy Training Centers in the country. He also possesses a very strong background in developing and implementing online curriculum for both students and faculty and is the recipient of several awards in the area of innovation and teaching.

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