Seats Filling Fast For Tech Center Sunday

CCC Tech Center Sunday is happening March 18, 2018, at the CISOA & 3CBG annual conference in Ontario, Calif.Seats are almost filled for CCC Tech Center Sunday, a special half-day, pre-conference event being held in conjunction with the CISOA & 3CBG 2018 conference. The sessions will focus on systemwide technology programs.

Presented by the California Community Colleges (CCC) Technology Center, CCC Tech Center Sunday will run from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, 2018, prior to the CISOA Board Meeting and Grand Opening Reception. A general session will kick off the day with lunch and an update on Tech Center programs. Break-out sessions will follow, with three concurrent tracks focused on information security, IT accessibility, and identity management.

Only a handful of seats are open for the security and identity tracks; more space is available in the accessibility track. The event is likely to sell out, so be sure to reserve your spot.

The CCC Tech Center Sunday sessions are open to registrants of CISOA & 3CBG 2018: Pathways To Student Success, happening March 18 through March 21 at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Ontario, Calif. Register now and add CCC Tech Center Sunday to your sessions. A $20 per person fee will apply for this special pre-conference event.

IT Accessibility Track

Technology is pervasive in the higher education setting and developing an accessible web and IT environment requires participation from different campus representatives, including web teams, senior leadership, faculty, procurement and disability services. The IT Accessibility Track, presented by Sean Keegan, Director of the CCC Accessibility Center, will outline institutional solutions that colleges can implement to address accessibility for students with disabilities as well as meet non-discrimination obligations.

Keegan will review programmatic steps a college may adopt for integrating accessibility evaluations into procurement processes and how to manage exceptions when web and IT products do not meet accessibility standards. The track will also provide participants with tools and templates to initiate web and IT accessibility self-assessments and share the resources that are available from the CCC Accessibility Center.

Information Security Track

The Information Security Track will be presented by Jeff Holden, Chief Information Security Officer for the Tech Center and CCC Information Security Center. Holden will discuss the products and services offered by the Information Security Center and information security best practices. Participants will learn about legal and regulatory requirements, and how the Information Security Center’s resources can help fulfill these.

The track will also cover some common misconfigurations encountered by the Information Security Center during the 20-plus information security assessments it has completed at various colleges, and how to correct them. Finally, the presentations will explore the many information security standards, templates and best practice documents the Information Security Center has available for colleges to customize.

Identity Management Track

The Identity Management Track will be led by Patricia Donohue, Product Manager for CCCApply. Presentations will cover identity management through the OpenCCC Federated Identity Initiative.

OpenCCC includes a systemwide student account creation and recovery process, as well as a federated identity solution, allowing students to access web-based technology applications across the community college system via a unique, single sign-on account. In addition to providing convenience for students, OpenCCC will have significant benefits for MIS teams and college administrators.

Pre-Registration Required

Advance registration is required to attend CCC Tech Center Sunday. As seating is limited, reservations are on a first-come, first served basis.

Sign up is available through the CISOA conference online registration process. Add the CCC Tech Center Sunday half-day event to your registration by selecting it under “Sessions.” A $20 per person registration fee will be applied to your conference registration charges.


Crista Souza is the TechEDge News Editor