Panel to advise students on importance of managing their cyber trails
A panel of experts on the criminal and societal dangers that swirl around the issues of information freedom, social media and privacy will advise students about safely managing their digital footprints when they present a forum on “Internet Use in the Age of Anonymity: Managing Your Cyber Trail.”
The forum, designed to encourage students to reflect on the consequences of their online presence, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall. Refreshments will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m.
“It is so vitally important for our students to consider their online behavior and use of social media,” said Dr. Robin Hoffmann, professor of administration of justice and dean of the Class of 2018.
Panelists will include:
- Alex Ambrosius ’11, ’12 (M), external affairs specialist and social media coordinator for the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency
- Alison Macrina, librarian, privacy activist and founder of the Library Freedom Project
- Ryan Stys, special assistant attorney general for the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General
- Viviana Torres ’16, an administration of justice major enrolled in the joint bachelor’s/master’s program with a concentration in cybersecurity
The discussion will be moderated by Lisa Holley ’97 (M), Rhode Island’s deputy personnel administrator for labor relations. A 15-year veteran of the Warwick Police Department, she has worked in the criminal justice field in Rhode Island for more than 30 years.
Among the topics to be explored will be consequences of the misuse of social media and the Internet, analysis of privacy and criminal issues, and steps to help protect information and data.