2020 Virtual Spooktacular Cybersecurity Workshop

Jack O Lantern on a Wooden Bench
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MnCCC's annual cybersecurity workshop is open to all and, thanks to our Information Services Support Group, is free of charge! Join us for Cyber Trick-Or-Treating, a pumpkin carving contest*, networking, and chances to win prizes!

Login or create a profile at http://calendar.mnccc.org/ and go to October 28th and RSVP yes!

*Submit a photo of your carved pumpkin to amanda@mnccc.org! Voting will take place during the workshop. Winner will receive a special prize from MnCCC!

Featured at this workshop

Lisa Dunnigan, Olsen Theilen CPAs

Tricks AND Treats – Improving Productivity and Data Security For Your Remote Workers

COVID sent our workforce home with very little warning – and even less planning.  Now that WFH appears to be here to stay, at least for the near future, this session will discuss:

  • Tips for your staff’s home office environment to help them work more efficiently
  • Basic home security training that you should be conducting with any remote staff
  • Updating and extending your policies to cover your remote workforce


Corey Blommel, Anoka-Ramsey College

Phishing Nightmares: The Scary Truth

According to the X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2020, phishing remains the number one attack vector in use today. Phishing attacks have evolved, and attackers are using new AI technology to perform standard phishing tasks more efficiently. This discussion will highlight the advancements in social engineering that are targeting our people resources. Best practices will be discussed as well as process improvements necessary to address the weakest links in our institutions.


Ryan Cloutier, Security Studio

How to Prepare and Recover from Ransomware

Ransomware seems to be everywhere, have you taken all the necessary steps to prepare for an attack, WHEN not if, you get ransomed will you be able to recover? If you are not 100% sure of the answers then this session is for you. Using simple language and real world examples, SecurityStudio’s Principal Security Consultant Ryan Cloutier will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and plans to be ready to deal with ransomware when it comes knocking on your doorstep. Don’t be scared, be prepared.