2017-09-07 / Top News

Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges U. hosts workshops and luncheon

Do you have privacy settings activated on your mobile device? Do you know what and how the cloud works?

Hodges University’s Identity Fraud Institute wants to make sure Southwest Florida residents are equipped with the tools and knowledge necessary to block hackers. Two upcoming workshops at the university’s Naples campus focus on just that, with IFI Director Carrie Kerskie as host.

¦ “Privacy Settings for iPhones” takes place from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12. Attendees will learn how the properly privacy settings can prevent hackers from accessing a mobile device or tablet’s location and other personal information.

¦ “The Risks of Using the Cloud” is set for 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26. Ms. Kerskie will explain what and where “the cloud” is and will discuss the risks and rewards of using cloud-based services.

Registration for each workshop is $25.

A two-year review

In celebration of the two-year anniversary of the Identity Fraud Institute, Hodges hosts local, state and national experts on the issues of identify theft and data breach from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3.

When the IFI opened in 2015, an inaugural luncheon program focused on the identity theft epidemic, its economic impact on Florida and what was being done to combat it.

“Combatting Identity Fraud Two Years Later” is the theme for the upcoming event. In addition to Ms. Kerskie, presenters include Commissioner Adam Putnam, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; District Director Spencer Roach, U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney (FL-19); Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk; and Aysegul Timur, PhD, senior vice president of academic affairs and dean of the Johnson School of Business at Hodges; and Ms. Kerskie.

CenturyLink is title sponsor of the luncheon. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

Tickets are $45.

Reservations are required for the two workshops and also for the luncheon.

Visit www.hodges.edu/identity to sign up online.

For more information, call Ms. Kerskie at 598-6281 or email ckerskie@hodges.edu. ¦

Return to top