The applications for the Community Achievement Awards are now available on the CAC website.
The Community Pacesetter Award Applications can be found on the Community Affairs website while the main STC website is being redone.
This webinar was recorded.
The recording of the webinar is available now at http://stc.adobeconnect.com/p6wjpjg7kj8/
Ben Woelk’s phone script for recruiting volunteers as requested during the presentation.
Special thanks to our speakers, Alice Brzovic and Ben Woelk, and to Elaine Gilliam and Steven Jong for pulling together this CAC event.
Join us for Recruiting New Volunteers by Alice Brzovic and Ben Woelk on Friday, July 22nd.
9:00 am Pacific / 10:00 am Mountain / 11:00 am Central / 12:00 noon Eastern
Friday, July 22, 2016
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About the Webinar
Volunteers are the lifeblood of STC Communities, yet finding good volunteers can be daunting. Join Alice Brzovic, San Diego Chapter, and Ben Woelk, Rochester Chapter, as they discuss how they’ve been able to keep their chapters vibrant and stable by successfully recruiting and retaining volunteers. Learn techniques that you can apply in your own virtual or geographic community to enlist and empower effective leaders.
This webinar will be recorded.
About the Audience
This webinar is for STC community leaders, event managers, program managers, webmasters, and future volunteers, who are encouraged to register and attend online or watch the recording.
About the Speakers
Alice Brzovic is a writing consultant, with experience in both technical and marketing communications. She is currently serving as president of the San Diego Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC San Diego).
Ben Woelk: Former Director, Society for Technical Communication; ISO Program Manager; Information Security Office, Rochester Institute of Technology; Security Guru; Introvert; INTJ; CISSP; Author of Shockproofing Your Use of Social Media: Staying Safe Online (Kindle).
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By Ben Woelk
The STC Rochester Treasurer received a request that appeared to come from the STC Rochester President to transfer funds to a beneficiary. The email was fraudulent and only appeared to come from the STC Rochester President email address. However, the attacker had the names of the president and treasurer correct.
Here’s the message text:
From: NAME <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Cc: Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 08:51:58 -0600 Subject: TRANSFER REQUEST TREASURER NAME, I'll need you to process a transfer of 1,900USD to a vendor. Let me know if you are available so i can send you the beneficiary details immediately. Kind Regards. PRESIDENT NAME Sent from my iPhone
As a security professional, I’ve seen this type of attack across many industries, but attackers are now targeting small businesses and non-profit organizations.
What Should I do to Keep Safe?
The best defense against this type of attack is having sufficient financial controls/processes in place so that someone cannot inadvertently respond and send any funds. (Note that the funds will not be recoverable.) If you don’t have processes in place to ensure that requests for funds are reviewed before being released, you need to put those processes in place now.
If you do fall victim to an attack, you should notify your local law enforcement and your financial institution. Change your email and banking passwords immediately.
If you receive an unexpected email with an attachment, verify with the sender before opening the attachment. Your antivirus program (and you need one, even if you’re using a Mac) may not detect the attachment as malicious, so you’ll need to scan your computer.
- Ben Woelk, Internet Security, Virtual Leadership Day Recording, http://stc.adobeconnect.com/p2mpfzn5nyq/
- RIT Information Security Field Guide to Identifying Phishing and Scams https://www.rit.edu/security/sites/rit.edu.security/files/Field%20Guide2Binteractive.pdf
- FBI Common Fraud Schemes: Internet Fraud https://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud/internet_fraud
Ben Woelk, CISSP
Information Security Office Program Manager
Rochester Institute of Technology
Senior Member, Society for Technical Communication
Author of Shockproofing Your Use of Social Media: Staying Safe Online, available on Amazon Kindle.