CLC offers tips to stay safe online during Cybersecurity Month

Updated 9/26/2023 5:08 PM

As life becomes more digital, you can never be too careful protecting yourself online. This October during Cybersecurity Month, College of Lake County (CLC) is holding sessions every Wednesday to help the community learn what they can do to protect themselves.

"While we continue to see new cybersecurity threats on a consistent basis, proven safety methods are still effective," said CLC Cybersecurity Engineer Przemek Wozniakowski. "Using fundamental cybersecurity practices continues to be one of the best tools that we have available for protecting our systems and data."


CLC also trains future cybersecurity professionals with a cybersecurity certificate and a pathway in the computer information technology (CIT) program. Students in the program can also work with CLC's cybersecurity team and gain experience.

This year's Cybersecurity Month sessions include:

School of Phish Q&A, Wednesday, Oct. 4 at noon and 6 p.m. A Q&A session that will be a dialogue between members of the CLC Cybersecurity team discussing different social engineering attacks occurring nation-wide on almost a daily basis.

Penetration Testing: Is it Like the Movies?, Wednesday, Oct. 11 at noon and 6 p.m. In this session, Tyler McChristian, a senior solution architect with CDW's Information Security practice, will cover various types of penetration testing, what makes a good pen tester, and the benefits of the security industry.

A Day in the life of a Security Operation Center Analyst, Wednesday, Oct. 18 at noon and 6 p.m. In this session, Business Development Specialist Kelly Taylor will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the roles, responsibilities and daily tasks of a Security operations center analyst.

Cybersecurity threat landscape overview: What should I do to protect myself?, Wednesday, Oct. 25 at noon A special agent from the FBI's Chicago office will provide an overview of the different cyber security threats seen on the "front lines" and will share tips on how you can protect yourselves from these threats.

To sign up for events, visit

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