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Workshop Tutorials

OIT is now offering tutorial versions of workshops on selected topics, in addition to our regularly scheduled classes. The tutorials are similar to the regular workshops, but it’s just you and the instructor, so the instructor can adjust the pace of the class to your level of technical expertise, and spend more time on topics that interest you. Since tutorials don’t have a preset date, they don’t appear on the workshop calendar- you’ll need to visit the full workshop listing to see what’s available.

If you’d like to participate in a tutorial…

  1. Sign up for the tutorial, like you would any workshop.
  2. When you sign up, the instructor is automatically notified.
  3. The instructor will contact you to figure out a good time and location to meet.

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Chris Warren shows professor Hank Art the Williams Wiki.

Information Security

Do you work with information about people, whether they’re students, faculty, staff or others? If so, you should consider taking the workshop on Personal Information Security offered by OIT. This workshop serves as an introduction to the laws protecting personal information, what these laws mean to us here on campus, and how to protect your own personal information and that of other people in the connected world in which we live and work.

To sign up, visit our workshops page.
Here is the short list of state and federal laws that require the College to protect the personal information we collect and use, which you will be introduced to:

FERPA (Family Education Right to Privacy Act)

Protects student educational records

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)

Protects personal medical record and payment history

GLB (Gramm Leach Bliley Act)

Protects personal financial information

Massachusetts Identity Theft Law

Protects personal financial information

PS: To get a sense of how many personal information security breaches have occurred in the past few years, visit privacyrights.org.