Cyber attacks are on the rise, and the risks and challenges for communicators are real.
Discussing cybersecurity will be Chad Fenner, who has more than 15 years of experience in the information technology industry. He has worked as an electronic media specialist, designing and programming at the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities at MSU. He also has worked for IBM as a systems/web administrator, architect, analyst and backup/recovery specialist. Chad began teaching as an adjunct professor in the fall of 2013 and has since taught courses in the classroom and online at MSU. In the spring of 2022, he assisted MSU in obtaining a Center of Academic Excellence designation in Cyber Defense for the university’s Management Information Systems degree. Chad holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and master’s in information systems from Minot State University and currently is working toward a doctorate in information technology with a cyber focus.
The meeting will be both virtual and in-person in the Jones Room, on the third floor of the Administration building on the MSU campus. Those who plan to attend in-person are encouraged to send their name, car make and license plate in advance to Rick at Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org so a visitor’s pass for parking can be waiting for them. Alternatively, visitor passes can be picked up at the MSU Post Office (through the main door of the Admin/Student Center building) on the day of the event. Members are welcome to bring their own lunches.
This meeting will be hosted by Minot Area Professional Communicators, NDPC's Northwest District.