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Episode 70: L&D for Local Leadership with Jessica Jones

Learning Life with Jon Tota

Release Date: 03/03/2020

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Gabriel Friedlander is a Cybersecurity expert and founder of Wizer Free Security Awareness Training. Friedlander sits down with Jon and explains Zoombombing, password phishing, and even IRS scams affecting us during quarantine, and talks best practices to stay secure when working at home. According to Friedlander, the most insecure part of a computer is the habits of the user behind the keyboard.

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Jessica Jones is the Learning and Development Manager at CivicPlus. CivicPlus provides an integrated technology platform for local governments to help streamline work and better connect with citizens. Based in Kansas, Jones heads up training for the company’s 300+ employees, working to educate employees on the platform and initiatives, and helping civilian employees truly learn about the local governments they’re working with.

 

This week, Jessica sits down with Jon to talk about her career story and the cross-section of private L&D and public service.

 

Want to learn more about Jessica Jones?

 

Find her on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-jones-cptm-ks/

Find CivicPlus on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/company/civicplus/