Cybersecurity Essentials for Medical Writers
Saturday, January 23, 2021, 11:30 AM to 2 PM
The AMWA Northern California Chapter invites members and friends to a presentation by Carola F. Berger, PhD, a cybersecurity expert and a German-English translator specializing in patent and scientific/technical translation.

This program is a webinar presented at no cost to registrants.

To register, send an email to You will receive a Zoom link on Friday, January 22.
The webinar will be presented in 2 parts of approximately 1 hour each with a break of half an hour in between them.

Part 1 Cybersecurity Basics
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topics include Antivirus software to Zombies of the computer variety, guidelines for managing cybersecurity risk published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, keeping your and your clients’ data confidential and secure, securing your internet connection and devices for use anywhere, and what to do when a malicious agent or other online disaster strike.

Part 2 Phishing, Smishing, Spoofing, and Scams
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topics will include an overview of scams (such as variants of the ubiquitous fake-check fraud, as well as identity theft and impersonation), specific real-life examples, and concrete actions to protect against these fraudulent schemes.

Carola F. Berger is a German-English translator certified by the American Translators Association and 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 webmaster of the Northern California Translators Association gives her up-to-date cybersecurity knowledge. Carola has published articles on scams in various industry publications, regularly blogs on the topic, and has presented extensively on scams and cybersecurity. She can be reached at

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