Cyber Security Essentials Workshop and VWBPE Update for the February 1st NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, February 1st, Nonprofit Commons is happy to feature a mini-course on “Cyber Security Essentials for Nonprofits”, presented by Carl Icann (Carl Solutionary) as well an update from Kevin Feenan (Phelan Corrimal) who will be giving us an update on this year’s upcoming VWBPE 2013 conference.    


Mini-Course: Cyber Security Essentials for Nonprofits


This mini-course teaches essentials that every small enterprise can use to dramatically reduce their cyber-security vulnerabilities with respect to increasingly pernicious Internet threats. The course covers essential concepts & techniques including: anti-malware, security alerts/updates, end-user training, and basic security administration.


Bio: Carl Icann (Carl Solutionary) is a Humane Educator with computer security experience in real life. Carl teaches for Rockcliffe University and conducts Humane Education events for Etopia, the sustainability education community in Second Life. Visit Carl’s social benefits education resources at



VWBPE 2013


Originally started as a grassroots educational conference, the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference brings together over 2000 educators, researchers, and institutional professional from around the world to discuss issues facing education and how virtual technologies can best be applied to solving these dilemmas. The conference is run as an open source conference and is free for anyone to attend.


Kevin Feenan, also known as Phelan Corrimal in Second Life, is the President of Rockcliffe University Consortium and one of the Executive Directors of the VWBPE Conference. 


Join us in Second Life!


Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, February 1st, 8:30 AM SLT / PST

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater




  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central
  • 8:55 am Cyber Security Essentials for Nonprofits
  • 9:25 am Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Update
  • 9:40 am Open Mic / Announcements


The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir