Whatcom Events Calendar

This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Whatcom County including Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and beyond.

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Oct
13
Sun
Cyber security for Bellingham families and neighborhoods @ Bellingham Public Library - Central Branch
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cyber security for Bellingham families and neighborhoods @ Bellingham Public Library - Central Branch

Americans are buying and installing smart speakers, virtual assistants, smart electrical plugs, smart garage door openers, smart light bulbs and connected children’s toys at an unprecedented rate. We know to lock the physical doors to our homes, but fewer people appreciate how smart devices can act like unlocked doors for cyber criminals into our homes, our social networks, and our bank accounts.

The lack of communications and understanding between professionals who work in cyber security and their neighbors who don’t is one of the reasons cyber crime has grown for fifteen years. There are simple things we can each do to protect our families against the risks to our privacy and security.

In this session, you’ll learn:
– how cyber criminals hack into smart devices, bank accounts, and cloud services
– two easy ways you can protect your family’s accounts

This session includes a live hacking demo, so please bring your mobile phone (Android or Apple) if you’d like to participate. This is not a sponsored event and there is no cost. Any solutions recommended will be free, and there will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

About the presenter: Kayne McGladrey, CISSP is a member of the IEEE. He’s been published in USA Today, Reader’s Digest, Fast Company, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and many cyber security publications. He’s #2 on the top twenty worldwide thought leaders in cyber security, and lives in Bellingham with his family, over fifty smart devices, and a handful of robots.

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Oct
17
Thu
Confronting Evil: Why Holocaust and Genocide Studies Matter Today @ Western Washington University - WL Reading Room, 4th Floor
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm
Confronting Evil: Why Holocaust and Genocide Studies Matter Today @ Western Washington University - WL Reading Room, 4th Floor

WWU Honors the Life & Legacy of Noemi Ban at Western with a talk by James Waller, Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College, New Hampshire

In a world in which “Never Again” is better understood as “Again and Again,” this lecture addresses how genocide prevention is possible and why it matters in today’s world. Closer to home, we will explore why genocide prevention matters to us as we think about our country’s past, present, and future.

Finally, the lecture will conclude with an understanding of why Holocaust and genocide studies matter so much in today’s world for the promotion and protection of civil and human rights.

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