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The SBE Mentor Program is beginning its second year and we are looking for mentors and mentees. Would you like to participate? Read about that, our new SBE cybersecurity webinar series, and more in this issue of SBE-news. Happy Holidays to you!

Jim Leifer, CPBE
SBE President
Broadcast Infrastructure Cybersecurity Webinar Series Begins January 30
The SBE will begin a four-part webinar series titled, Broadcast Infrastructure Cybersecurity, beginning on January 30 from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET with Module 1: Introduction & Network Security Principals. The series provides an understanding of IP network security terminology, security plan principals, best practices, proactive implementation techniques, and active security verification. Practical implementation examples utilizing popular network infrastructure equipment will be provided with public domain security assessment tools.

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The SBE webinar series is presented by Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE, assistant director of educational broadcast services in the Office of Information Technology at Texas A&M University.

Module 1 will be an introduction to cybersecurity in the broadcast plant as well as an overview of the security policy. The course also covers the structured security implementation and hardening the broadcast IP network.

The modules that follow include Module 2: Understanding the Firewall, Tuesday, February 27, 2018, from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET, which will include a discussion of the access control list (ACL) and the firewall, a review of Firewall Implementation & Ruleset Configuration and applying the security policy through the firewall ruleset.

Module 3: Understanding Secured Remote Access, on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET will discuss how to establish secured remote access. This session also reviews VPN implementation and configuration.

Completing the series is Module 4: Security Verification Thru Penetration Testing, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET. It will cover proactive security monitoring and an overview of network penetration testing and network presentation testing tools, with examples.

The SBE member fee for each module of the series is $57 through December 31. Beginning in January, the fee increases to $59, so register early to get the lower price.

Register for Module 1
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Registering for the SBE Cybersecurity Series Using the SBE MemberPlus Option
The Broadcast Infrastructure Cybersecurity series, like all new SBE webinars presented in 2018, will be included at no additional cost for members who renew or join using the $175 SBE MemberPlus membership option. You'll get all four Cybersecurity modules, plus access to all archived SBE webinars and any new live webinars SBE presents through March 31, 2019, all for no extra cost. Members can renew and newcomers may join on-line at the SBE website using the SBE MemberPlus option beginning January 2.
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SBE Mentor Program
SBE Mentor Program
The SBE Mentor Program is designed to help broadcast engineers who are new to the field. The program partners a new engineer with a more-seasoned professional who shares his or her gained knowledge, both empirical and practical with someone new to the field. For the seasoned mentor, it is a chance to give something back. For the mentee, it is an ideal way to gain inside knowledge and understanding that can sometimes take years to accumulate.

Mentors and mentees are paired to work together for one year. They can establish a schedule that works best for them, but the SBE suggests that they connect by phone at least once every two weeks.

For more information, visit the Mentor Program page at the SBE website. To be a mentor or a mentee, complete the registration form at the SBE website.
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SBE MemberPlus Available January 2
SBE MemberPlus
The rollout of SBE MemberPlus begins January 2, 2018. This new membership option provides significant additional educational benefits for the member who chooses it at renewal time, or when joining the SBE. It has a higher cost, but the value in return will be well worth it to anyone who wants to take advantage of the many webinars the SBE has available.

Traditional membership, with relatively low dues, is still available and there has been no change to the benefits it affords, including The Signal newsletter and e-publications - SBE-News, Alerts, Updates and SBE Career Advancement Newsletter. Also included are SBE social media outlets, SBE JobsOnline, SBE Compensation Survey results and access to group life insurance, all at no additional cost. Traditional membership also provides members with discounts for SBE certification, education programs and purchases at the SBE Bookstore. The cost of traditional Regular, Senior and Associate membership will be $85 beginning January 2.

The SBE MemberPlus option, for $175 per year, will provide each member with unlimited access to the entire archived catalogue of SBE webinars, plus, all new webinars produced during the membership year. When the SBE MemberPlus option becomes available on January 2, there will be 61 archived webinars available, including the popular eight-part SBE RF101 series, the five-part Fundamentals of IT Networking series, both released earlier this year, and many more.

To recap, for an additional cost that is less than the price of two SBE webinars, those who choose the SBE MemberPlus option will have access to a wide variety of broadcast technical, regulatory and safety educational topics for the entire membership year. Many of which can be used for SBE recertification credit.

Details about SBE MemberPlus are available at the SBE website, including a Q&A section. For more information, please email SBE Executive Director John Poray at the national office or call him at 317 846-9000.
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Register for SBE Certification Exam by December 31
Are you interested in taking an SBE certification exam in your local area during the February 2-12 exam period? Be sure to register by December 31, and a proctor from your local chapter will be assigned to you. No active chapter nearby? The SBE National Office will work with you to arrange for a proctor in your area.

A reminder to those of you who hold an SBE certification that expires at the end of the year. Be sure to send in your recertification application to the SBE National Office by January 1. If you have questions, or for more information, visit the SBE website recertification page or contact Megan Clappe at the SBE National Office at 317-846-9000.
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2018 Technology Apprentice Program Accepting Applications

The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) is accepting applications to participate in its 2018 Technology Apprentice Program (TAP). Participants in TAP will acquire the knowledge, experience and connections to jump-start a successful career in broadcast technology. Participants will attend the NAB Show in Las Vegas in April 2018, gaining exposure to the latest technology in broadcasting. They will also have a paid apprenticeship at a radio or TV station, have the opportunity to become a Certified Broadcast Technologist (CBT) from the Society of Broadcast Engineers and receive expert training from the International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers. They will also produce a live webcast from NAB headquarters in Washington, DC.

If you know someone who is interested in behind-the-scenes broadcast technology, this program can be the catalyst to beginning or advancing a career in broadcast engineering.

For more information, or to apply, email Melony Hughes at NABEF or call her at 202-429-4196. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2018.
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