TechEDge eNews Update | 26 January 2017 | http://CCCTechEDge.org
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Unlimited SSL Certs Available For CCCs
California’s community colleges can now create an unlimited number of web security certificates as part of their membership in the InCommon Federation, affording significant cost savings for districts that own multiple web domains.
Security Matters: Ransomware
Ransomware has been in the news lately, with one of California’s community colleges having recently fallen victim to it. If you are not familiar with the term, ransomware is a type of malicious malware.

It encrypts the content of your hard drive and demands that you pay a ransom to regain access to your data. If you don’t contact the criminals and pay the ransom within a set time period, your files are lost forever.

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OEI Updates: What Lies Ahead In 2017
The end of 2016 and move into 2017 kicks off a transition to a new phase for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI). Having served as the Chief Academic Officer for the project since almost the beginning of the initiative, and more recently taking over as Executive Director behind the legendary Pat James, I have had the opportunity to see the growth and progress of the OEI from an up-close perspective.
OEI Course Exchange Featured In Video
The Online Course Exchange, developed by the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI), has recently been in the spotlight, with Fresno City College and Lake Tahoe Community College this month becoming the first to cross-enroll students into courses.
Accessibil-IT: A Refresh Of Section 508 Standards
On Jan. 18, the Information and Communication Technology Standards and Guidelines rule was published in the Federal Register, and brought to an end a nearly eight-year process of updating and “refreshing” the U.S. Section 508 Standards.
Speakers Announced For eTranscripts Workshop
A panel discussion focused on student data is on tap to kick off Day Two of the CCCApply and California Electronic Transcripts 2017 Annual Workshop, coming up April 12-13 at Sacramento City College in Sacramento, Calif.

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CISOA 2017 Conference Opening Keynote Announced
The California Community Colleges (CCC) Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA) will descend on the Hyatt Monterey in March for its 2017 Annual Conference, which will run Sunday, March 26, through Wednesday, March 29.

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Winter-Spring 2017 Professional Development
We're gearing up for another school term already, and @ONE has several professional development opportunities for you. Our January courses have officially launched, but we have even more coming up in the next few months.

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Community College STEM Competition Open
Entries are being accepted for the 2016-17 Community College Innovation Challenge, an annual competition that asks student teams to come up with solutions to real-world problems using science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).

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