The Bedford Lyceum

A Forum on the Arts, Spirituality, Science and Justice

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coordinated by Ellen Scheiner

* Note that until further notice Lyceums will follow a varying schedule and will be conducted “virtually” via Zoom. Watch this space for info.

We welcome additional speakers and your suggestions for future topics.  Please contact Ellen Scheiner at ejscheiner@aol.com with your ideas for upcoming Lyceums.

Sunday, April 25, 4:00-5:00pm

“Cyber Security in 2021: What to look out for and how to protect yourself”
presented by Daniel Hastings

Scams, data breaches and hacks. All words that may sound scary especially when reading in the news that your personal data may have been compromised. This talk will cover the types of actors involved in some of the most recent data breaches, the impact of these hacks and how to take action if you have been impacted. Most importantly, this talk will cover important tools and rules to follow to help prevent yourself from being scammed or vulnerable to further scams if your data has been compromised in a data breach.

Daniel Hastings has been a senior security consultant at the security firm NCC Group for the past five years. He specializes in mobile and web application security with a focus on mobile privacy and has spoken at several international security conferences about his research on the discrepancy between mobile application privacy policies and actual data collection practices. He has also created a tool to help people interested in performing their own privacy investigations.

Come and enjoy this talk on a timely and important topic that impacts all of us!

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83429685798?pwd=anAwbEtRTnFGQzM4Tm5zTS8vd2ZxQT09 

Meeting ID: 834 2968 5798
Passcode: 116304
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83429685798#,,,,,,0#,,116304#
By phone:  +1 646 558 8656

**All First Parish in Bedford Lyceums are FREE and open to the public.   Feel free to share this link with family or friends who might also be interested. ***

Questions?  Please contact Ellen at mountainbreeze52@gmail.com

 

Sunday, May 2, 4:00-5:00pm

“My Refugee Journey”
presented by Bopha Malone

Bedford Select Board Member and community activist Bopha Malone will share her experience as a refugee to the U.S. She escaped from war-torn, landmine-infested Cambodia by foot with her mother, reunited with her father and brother in a Thailand refugee camp, and arrived in the United States with nothing but the clothes on her back to achieve her family’s American Dream.

 Bopha Malone is a VP and Regional Business Advisor at Enterprise Bank. She and her husband Tom and their two children, Taevy and Caelan, moved to Bedford in 2016.  In 2020 she became the first Cambodian-American woman elected to public office in Massachusetts as a member of the Bedford’s Select Board.  She is also the first person of color to serve on Bedford’s Select Board. Bopha immigrated to the U.S. at the age of nine, and credits caring mentors for helping her get to where she is today.  As a first-generation Cambodian-American who benefited from the support and encouragement of others, her passion is to seek opportunities to give back to others facing similar challenges.

Come and enjoy this fascinating and timely presentation!

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83429685798?pwd=anAwbEtRTnFGQzM4Tm5zTS8vd2ZxQT09 

Meeting ID: 834 2968 5798
Passcode: 116304
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83429685798#,,,,,,0#,,116304#
By phone:  +1 646 558 8656

**All First Parish in Bedford Lyceums are FREE and open to the public.   Feel free to share this link with family or friends who might also be interested. ***

Questions?  Please contact Ellen at mountainbreeze52@gmail.com