22NTC Session: IT
Defending Against Boggarts and Boogiemen: Understanding and Pitching Cybersecurity for the Accidental Techie
Submitted by: Sarah Wolfe | Community IT Innovators


Cybersecurity: “the measures taken to ensure an organization is protected against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data.” AKA “An accidental techie’s biggest nightmare.”

After this presentation Accidental Techies will feel confident in their knowledge of current cybersecurity trends and best practices, as well as language to use when seeking buy-in from leadership and/or staff.

The presentation will

  • Summarize current and forecasted “threat landscape”
  • Share key policies & procedures to roll out for basic peace of mind
  • Review persuasion points to make while requesting time/funding.


Session Type

30 minute session

Learning Outcomes

  • Summarize current and forecasted cybersecurity “threat landscape”
  • describe key policies & procedures needing implementation to others
  • share points for persuading leadership while seeking buy-in, personnel, and/or funding.

Target Audience

Accidental techies or non-technies in charge of IT support and policy. IT decision makers.


March 24, 2022


1:00pm – 1:30pm PST