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On March 13 and March 20, Tony Brown presented “How to Plan and Build a Website” to the Girl Scouts of Winston-Salem, NC. They had 11 girls aged 10-15 in attendance. 

On the first day, they discussed what a website is, the difference between a website and a blog website, what is an online social presence and how to protect yourself online (some security functions). They then went over how to plan a website, defined the target audience, organized materials, and created a sketch of the pages we were going to create. The girls were put into groups of 2 and 3. 

On the second day, the girls were given their saved information from the previous week, and they were introduced to WordPress. (a Content Management System) They had to log into the system and were introduced to the dashboard. They created additional logins for their sites (for every team member). They proceeded to create Pages or Blog Posts and filled them with content (Text and Images). Some groups changed the theme, which wasn’t covered at length, but was optional.

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Rhoades Conference Center in Oak Grove Center 9-7-2017

Three tech industry professionals including our very own Davis iTech Department Chair, Dr. Deanne Cranford-Wesley, participated in a panel discussion about how cyber security awareness and risks effect large and small businesses alike in the Winston-Salem area. The other to professional panel representatives were tech and security specialists from AT&T and Duke Power. Many representatives for Winston-Salem small businesses attended and left with knowledge, practices, and plans to keep their business’ information protected.

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April 21, 2017

From Spectrum News – Triad

Within three years experts estimate the US will 1.5 million more cyber security jobs than workers to fill them. FTCC is treating this projected shortage as an opportunity to train students for this high demand field. This week it held cyber security workshops for instructors giving them some of the latest tools to pass along. The NSA gave Forsyth Tech a grant last year to pay for the training initiative.

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April 13, 2017

From The Chronicle

The old saying goes, it’s never too soon to start planning for your future, and last week hundreds of local fifth-graders did just that when they got a taste of the college life while touring Forsyth Technical Community College. While on campus, students visited more than a dozen classrooms and learned about the programs and degrees offered by Forsyth Tech, including mechanical engineering technology, interior design, architectural technology, welding technology, cybercrime technology, computer engineering technology and electronics engineering technology.

The tour also gave the rising middle schoolers a chance to interact with college professors and students.

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May 17, 2017

From WXII News 12

Experts at the Cyber Security Center at Forsyth Tech say its easy to get anyone’s private information — including the chair of the department, Dr. Deanne Wesley.

“It gives the phone number. Wow. This is my daughter”s ex-husband,” she said.

Wesley logged onto the site that everyone is talking and complaining about, TruePeopleSearch.com.

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