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Webinar: Gone Phishing? Cybersecurity Essentials for Language Professionals – Recording Available

August 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am


Now that working from home is the new normal even for most interpreters, it is essential to know how to protect your computer and other devices from malicious attacks. This webinar will cover basic cybersecurity for language professionals. We’ll discuss a variety of important topics, from Antivirus software over HIPAA and Virtual Private Networks to Zombies. You’ll learn how to secure your internet connection while doing remote interpreting for depositions, interview, medical appointments. We’ll discuss how to keep your and your clients’ personal data safe. The webinar will close with a Q&A session.

Specific topics covered include:

  • Passwords, passphrases, and hacking
  • Internet security: routers, Wifi, and VPNs
  • Securing other (mobile) devices
  • HIPAA, remote interpreting etc.
  • Phishing, smishing, spoofing and scams (For an in-depth discussion on scams, please see the free on-demand webinar by the same presenter here.)

About the presenter

Carola F. Berger is an ATA-certified English>German translator, specializing in patent and scientific/technical translation. She holds a PhD in physics and a master’s degree in engineering physics. The nature of her work, which is highly confidential, as well as her current role as NCTA Webmaster necessitates that she has up-to-date cybersecurity knowledge.

Continuing Education:

This webinar will be recorded! Please pre-register below. All registrants will receive a link to the recording. If you cannot attend the live webinar or if you want to view the webinar again, you will have 30 days to watch the recording.

Approved CEUs: 1 ATA CE points.

When: Saturday, August 22 from 10:00 am – 11:15 am PST

Where: Zoom.You will receive the Zoom link, meeting ID, and a password by email on the day of the event. Attendees will need access to a computer with internet and speakers to listen to the presentation.


NCTA Members – $25

Non-NCTA Members – $35 (click to join NCTA)

To register as an NCTA member with the reduced pricing, please log into your account and then click here!

Registration? Via the NCTA website (by August 21). After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

Registration will be limited to the first 50 applicants.
Questions? Need more info? Email Judit Marin at


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August 22, 2020
10:00 am - 11:15 am
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