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April 2022

CISO Certification Program Graduates 2021-22 Cohort

April 28, 2022

Technology Center's Michael Rajkumar, Enabling Services Director, receives CISO Certification diploma at the 2022 CISOA Technology SummitCongratulations to the newest graduates from CISOA’s CISO Certification Program — including the California Community Colleges Technology Center’s own Enabling Services and Support Director Michael Rajkumar. Participants who completed the program were recognized in a ceremony on the last day of the CISOA Technology Summit held in March.

CCCTC at CCPRO in SLT

April 28, 2022

CCPRO 2022: Peak Performers in Marketing and PRMembers of the California Community Colleges Technology Center’s public relations and marketing office had the privilege of attending and presenting at the 2022 CCPRO conference, held April 6 through April 8 in South Lake Tahoe.

CCPRO (Community College Public Relations Organization) is the statewide association of CCC communications professionals. Just as CISOA brings together the state CCC Chief Information Services Officers (aka CTOs) and their teams, CCPRO members are public information officers (PIOs) and/or serve on communication teams at colleges and districts statewide.

Cyber-Incident Response Workshop for CCCs

April 28, 2022

Ransomware concept: A lock icon on a laptop screen with ransom note attachedHigher education institutions are a frequent target of cyberattacks due to the large amount of personal and financial data stored in their networks. When an attack occurs, reaction time is critical, so it is important that response teams understand the process of incident handling and their individual roles and responsibilities.

RP Group Announces 2022 Award Winners

April 28, 2022

Students walk on San Bernardino Valley College campus, courtesy CCC Chancellor's Office, Nov 23, 2021The RP Group announced the winners of its 2022 Lifetime Achievement Awards and RP Group Awards. Awardees were publicly honored as part of the annual RP Conference, held April 12 through April 14 in Garden Grove, Calif.

Each year, the group bestows two different awards to recognize exceptional contributions by individuals and teams for the benefit of California Community Colleges students and institutions.

LSP Funding Restored, Tech Center Processing Reimbursements

April 28, 2022

African-American woman in college library using laptop to access informationA former program of the California Community Colleges Technology Center has come back into the fold — temporarily.

After being handed off to the Community College League of California (CCLC) more than a year ago due to a lapse in funding, the Library Services Platform (LSP) project received a new allocation in the 2021-22 state budget. The Tech Center has been tasked with handling reimbursements to colleges for overlapping subscription costs already paid to CCLC.

Careers in Craft Beers Start at MiraCosta College

April 28, 2022

MiraCosta College BrewTech teacher and student sample craft beer in the brewing lab.MiraCosta College’s craft brewing program was recently highlighted by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office as one of the many educational and career pathways offered within the state’s community college system.