Career Opportunities with Multibillion-Dollar Tech Startup – During Club Hours on Nov. 11

Nutanix is a multibillion-dollar tech startup specializing in software infrastructure. Ariel Obando, a Customer Success Engineer, will join us to discuss career opportunities at Nutanix for both business and computer science students. 

Join us on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 2:30pm to learn more about Nutanix and available employment opportunities. 

To register, go online.

By the CSI Tech Incubator

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Week 4: Cybersecurity First

Welcome to the fourth and final week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This week, we focus on “Cybersecurity First,” which informs us how cybersecurity and staying safe online is increasingly important as we continue to operate virtually in both our work and personal lives. Before purchasing a device or online product, do your research. When you set up a new device or app, consider your security and privacy settings and update default passwords. Cybersecurity should not be an afterthought.

Helpful Tips:

You can find tip sheets with information on the following topics on the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Publications site:

The following tip sheets can help you to protect your information:

These tip sheets provide important advice on how to:

  • Double check email attachments
  • Keep antivirus software updated
  • Utilize strong passwords
  • Keep software up to date

Facts and Figures:

  • Nearly two-thirds of companies have 1,000+ sensitive files open to every employee (Varonis)
  • Global spend on cybersecurity is set to cross $60 billion in 2021. (Canalys)
  • The IoT devices market is anticipated to reach $1.1 trillion by 2026. (Fortune Business Insights)

Our weekly emails and supporting information are available from the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month page on the CUNY Website. We also provide a growing security resources list on the CUNY Information Security pages. You may also want to subscribe to OUCH! — the world’s leading, free security awareness newsletter designed for technology users.

By Patricia Kahn

Faculty Center Info Hub (CSI): Faculty Center Assistance Schedule for Oct. 25-29

As always, there is no need to register for our virtual sessions, they can be accessed by using the Virtual Drop-in Center buttons located on the main page of the Faculty Center Info Hub (CSI) Bb Organization available to all teaching faculty at CSI.

Additional Assistance – You can also reach us instantly any time between 9:00am and 8:00pm via our FCPD Slack Channel (join us online).

There are also still seats available in our ongoing LMS Basics and Teaching and Learning Courses: 

  • The Basics of Using Blackboard
    • Module 1: LMS Basics – Getting Started
    • Module 2: LMS Basics – Creating Course Content
    • Module 3: LMS Basics – Assessment
  • Understanding and Implementing Hybrid, Hyflex, and Online Models of Teaching 
    • Teaching and Learning Module 1: Hybrid Models of Teaching
    • Teaching and Learning Module 2: Creating Courses – Pedagogical Skills and Best Practices
  • Designing and Building Pedagogically Sound, Student Centered Courses
    • Teaching and Learning Module 3: Building Hybridized Courses

For additional drop-in, in-person/ one-on-one session, or course enrollment information please contact Faculty Center Training Coordinator, Kristen Lindtvedt at kristen.lindtvedt@csi.cuny.edu.

Have a great week.

By Kristen Lindtvedt

Technology Training Sessions for the Week of Oct. 25

Please use our Registration page to register for any of this week’s sessions. Please note that this schedule is fluid, and we may add or cancel training sessions as needed to serve the College community better.

If there is a topic that you would like to have covered in the future, please contact us, and we will do our best to assist you. We can also customize and provide group training to meet your departmental needs. 

We look forward to working with you.

Be well.

By Doriann Pieve-Hyland

Archives History Day Talk

Please join us as Dr. Frances Kerner presents this year’s ​Archives History Day Talk, “Letters in Context, an Archival Journey,” which will be held virtually on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 2:30pm (CC CLUE).

​This event is held in observance of Archives History Month, which is observed nationally during October to celebrate and promote the rich documentary heritage of our nation and the importance of archival and historical records to our lives.​

British researcher Frances Kerner will be joining us via Zoom from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England to share new information about a manuscript item in the CSI Archives & Special Collections. She has uncovered more than 100 letters dating from 1795 to 1852, written between Gamble family members and their friends, that reveal the joys, fortunes, disappointments, and struggles of life in Colonial America and the Antebellum United States. Kerner discovered the letters, which she is editing for publication, through her work for the Open Spaces Society, Britain’s oldest conservation charity, for whom she identifies lost commons eligible for greater public access under the UK’s Commons Act.

Register online.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

By Amy F. Stempler