Past seminars and webinars at New Horizons Bulgaria Computer Learning Center

Past Events

Webinar: Building a Cybersecurity Team

3 November 2022, Thursday, 19:00 – 20:30
Microsoft® Teams Virtual Classroom
Language: Bulgarian

Presenter: Lyubomir Tulev

Cybersecurity is one aspect of information technology that in recent years has become increasingly critical to the optimal existence of the organization. In our webinar, we address a fundamental topic – how to build a cohesive and high-performing cybersecurity team that contributes to the organization's mission.

Drawing on his own years of experience managing a cybersecurity team, our guest speaker will share where and how building a motivated and lasting team starts. Being familiar with the psychology and way of thinking of specialists in the IT sphere, he will reveal what the motivational factors of people dealing with information security are, what makes them stay in the organization, and what approaches are necessary on the way to building trust and motivation in the team.

Also, we will touch on the topic of career development in cybersecurity: what areas it affects, what job positions exist, and what are the main challenges encountered on the path of career growth and how they are overcome.

Webinar: AWS Security Fundamentals & Preparing for a Career in Cloud Security

7 December 2021, Tuesday, 19:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenters: Bill Shinn and Sarah Currey

In this presentation, attendees will learn the basics of AWS Security and become familiar with resources to accelerate their careers in cloud security. Starting with an overview of AWS and the AWS Shared Responsibility Model, participants will gain an understanding of key security and compliance controls and how those control objectives are met using services and solutions from AWS and our partners. Using the AWS Well-Architected Framework to structure the conversation, we will cover identity and access management, threat detection, infrastructure security, data protection and incident response, as well highlight AWS services and customer use cases supporting these functions. Attendees will learn about the culture of deep security ownership that helps organizations be successful as they pursue their digital transformation and cloud adoption goals. The session will conclude with a focused conversation on the skill sets, learning objectives, and training resource available to them as they pursue heavily in-demand, sought-after career options for security professionals.

Webinar: What’s New with Citrix?

1 December 2021, Wednesday, 19:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Khalaf Haddad

With the meteoric rise in work-from-home the past two years, remote and virtualization technologies have jumped to the foreground. Citrix Systems, the leader in desktop and application virtualization, was already delivering a robust remote workforce solution when demand went through the roof. In this presentation, we will look at the Secure Digital Workspace and see how Citrix continues to be a leader in the twenty-first century.

Webinar: Demystifying Agile, DevOps, Traditional Project Management and Six Sigma for Leaders

9 November 2021, Tuesday, 19:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Pete O’Donnell

How we currently manage projects and employees can be challenging since new and more dynamic approaches now exist. We will explore several leading-edge project lifecycles and help you navigate the differences. Ultimately, this will help you select the best approach for your company and helps to maximize the value to your customers.

Webinar: Microsoft Office Tips & Tricks

4 November 2021, Thursday, 19:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Bobbye Garrity

Microsoft Office—we all use it regularly. Let’s unlock the full potential to increase productivity! In this webinar, you will learn essential advanced Office skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Using new features, you will learn how to use shortcuts and create visually appealing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.

Webinar: Fundamentals of Power BI - Putting Your Data into Action

2 November 2021, Tuesday, 19:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: David Shaw

How does one put together a display of data in PowerBI? This session will walk you through the process of completing a dashboard in PowerBI. We will get data, transform the data, create relationships between data and the sources and then visualize the data. Along the way, we will explore areas that can make the experience of working with PowerBi more productive.

Webinar: Matching Cybersecurity Skills to Jobs, A Step to Bridge the Skills Gap

26 October 2021, Tuesday, 19:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Megan Branch, COO and Jeff Felice, President, CertNexus

There are more cybersecurity jobs open each day. Why is this so? Although some of this increase is due to more remote work and increased activity of cybercriminals, a pronounced challenge we are facing is that there is a discrepancy between the job descriptions being created and the skills that are available. How does this happen? It is both an issue of HR and L&D professionals not having the exposure they need to the rapidly changing skill needs, while individuals flock to popular certifications opposed to those that map to the skills most in need. In this webinar we will help to better align job roles – using the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework – with certifications which best prepare individuals for job openings. The goal of adding another piece to bridge understanding, close the skills gap, and provide pathways to rewarding cybersecurity careers.

Webinar: Explore the EC-Council Cyber Security Ecosystem

21 October 2021, Thursday, 19:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Christian Sanders

During this session, you will learn how EC-Council can prepare you to succeed in the ever-changing -and challenging- landscape of cybersecurity. From network defense to hacking to pentesting, to our advanced cyber range, EC-Council can help prepare you for what awaits you as a cybersec professional. With EC-Council you will learn through classroom instruction, as well as hands-on with ilabs. Learn in the classroom, practice with iLabs, and then challenge yourself on EC-Council’s cyber range to prove you can do what you learned. Whether you want to defend your organization or country from bad actors or take the fight to them, EC-Council has the instruction and hands-on tools and technology to prepare you for any cyber challenge. Go beyond multiple choice exams and simulated lab environments with New Horizons and EC-Council.

Webinar: Ransomware attacks are on the rise. Are you ready?

13 October 2021, Wednesday, 19:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Ruth Capezzone

The number of breaches has risen significantly, with respondents who had a cyberattack reporting 2.35 breaches on average per year. These were not minor incidents. In eight out of 10 cases, the breach was a material incident requiring reporting to regulators or the involvement of an incident response (IR) team. When asked what is causing breaches, three vectors almost tied at the top to build a picture of external threats and internal weaknesses. Third-party applications were the most common culprit, followed closely by ransomware and out-of-date security technology. The rapid pivot to work from home has exacerbated these issues. Watch a demo of VMware Carbon Black's framework and get a taste of what this platform can do for you. From Carbon Black App Control to Carbon Black’s Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) to Carbon Black Cloud. These tools can help your organization WIN the battle against ransomware!

Webinar: Cross-Functional Teams Excellence

12 October 2021, Tuesday, 19:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Hanna Bauer

Have you found yourself working with team members from different departments or work units?  As these teams are becoming the norm, there is no doubt that working in cross-functional teams have resulted in greater outcomes in responses to technological change, competition, conflict resolution and developing new leaders (just to name a few).  We have diligently developed and introduced more tools and software for collaboration across geographical and functional divides to stream line our projects.  We are overcoming the barriers of document sharing, task assignments, project tracking, etc.  Cross-Functional collaboration is here to stay and a key factor in assuring a company's success.  However, there is also the possibility of failure and its lasting effect can also have far reaching repercussions.  The new leader understands how to build and sustain cross-functional teams, do you?  In this webinar we will explore:
  1. Characteristics of successful Cross-functional Teams
  2. Alignment and Integration to your goal and the organization goals
  3. Functional Jargon and bias to watch out for

Webinar: The Dark Side of Cybersecurity: Using the Dark Web as a Tool for Good

7 October 2021, Thursday, 19:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Jon O'Keefe

The Dark Web is a mysterious place and feared by many IT organizations.  But used properly, it can be an IT Security team’s best friend.  How do you access the Dark Web Safely?  Can you go incognito or under-cover?  How do you do that?  How do you learn about imminent or planned threats?  Can you recover your data that’s for sale on the Dark Web?  What training is available that helps me use the Dark Web for good?  This webinar covers it!

Webinar: Best Practices for Long-Term Security

6 October 2021, Wednesday, 19:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: James Stanger

How we got here (and how we can get out): Some thoughts about long-term security skills and best practices” Tired of hearing about “security hack du jour?” Well, join CompTIA’s Dr. James Stanger as he conducts some root cause analysis about how we, as an industry, got to our current state of security. He’ll share insights from working security professionals and their hiring managers about essential skills and best practices needed in the industry. James will do more than just talk about the latest hack(s) going on. He’ll do a deep dive into essential practices, such as in-depth analytics, zero trust, and governance, that will help us make long-term improvements in security.

Webinar: What you Need to Know About CMMC in 45 Minutes

5 October 2021, Tuesday, 19:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Tara Lemieux

With over 350,000 organizations impacted and an estimated 5M+ training candidates in the next 3 years, CMMC is the most talked about cybersecurity regulatory action in 2021.  In 45 minutes you will (1) learn about the regulatory landscape that led to the creation of the CMMC standard; (2) get a high level understanding of the Model and the 17 cybersecurity domains it covers; (3) gain an appreciation for what a CMMC Assessment feels like; and (4) explore the CMMC ecosystem of service providers for assessment and training.

Webinar: End-User Security During a Pandemic

29 October 2020, Thursday, 20:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Joseph Childrose, New Horizons Instructor

Covid-19 has presented a number of challenges for security professionals over the course of 2020. One of the most important challenges surrounding end-user security is the shift to remote work and the increase in personal device usage. End-user security has become more difficult to effectively manage and, more importantly, maintain. Security professionals are tasked with managing and mitigating existing threats to systems and data while dealing with novel threats related to remote work.

Webinar: CyberQ CTF – A Hacker Simulation Experience

27 October 2020, Tuesday, 20:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Steve Graham, Senior VP of EC-Council Global

Help your organization understand how to best manage a hacking event. EC-Council will walk you through a simulated experience from a business scenario perspective. Understand roles and responsiveness and how to best manage your organization when you experience a hacking event. Experience EC-Council’s newest Pretesting Certification and learn more about; CyberQ CTF and how it can help you and your employees respond quickly and effectively. Help your business combat hackers to create a secure and safe workplace.

Webinar: An Introduction to VMware Carbon Black: Are You Ready for Cyber-Attacks?

22 October 2020, Thursday, 20:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Ruth Cappezone, Senior Technical Trainer, VMware

As businesses and organizations continue to see a surge of cybersecurity threats during COVID-19, how prepared are you for a cyber-attack? The transition from in-office and home office is far from over and this informative webinar will highlight remote access inefficiencies, VPN vulnerabilities and other security challenges. Watch a demo of VMware Carbon Black's frame work and get a taste of what this platform can do for you. From Carbon Black App control to Carbon Black response, see how VMware's Carbon Black Cloud (and cybersecurity training!) go hand-in-hand when combating cybercrime.

Webinar: Rust Never Sleeps: Managing Today’s Cybersecurity Attack Surface

21 October 2020, Wednesday, 20:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Dr. James Stanger, PhD, Chief Technology Evangelist, CompTIA

Dr. Stanger will discuss how successful cybersecurity management has parallels with managing a rusty car in the rainy Pacific Northwest. If rust never sleeps, then neither can a cybersecurity professional when it comes to managing today’s attack surface. James will discuss how, with the genesis of governance, risk management, and compliance, there are now three major perspectives concerning managing cybersecurity. Finally, James will discuss the importance of increasing visibility, as well as the increasing role of cybersecurity threat intelligence and threat profiling.

Webinar: Setting Up a Privacy Management Program

20 October 2020, Tuesday, 20:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Dallas Bishoff, Security Instructor, Managing Director, Manus360

With the advent of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and worldwide similar initiatives organizations have an ever-increasing demand for privacy talent, who can establish and administrate a privacy program. This webinar will explore the market drivers, as well as the current approaches to include privacy frameworks (NIST Privacy Framework, ISO 29100 Privacy Framework, etc.), the evolving roles in the world of privacy (Data Protection Officers, Chief Privacy Officers, Privacy Engineers, and technologist), and where the world of privacy management is headed. If you are looking for a new career field, or trying to pick a career area with huge momentum and upside this may be the career move for you.

Webinar: INFOSEC Certifications: Which Pathway is Right For You?

16 October 2020, Friday, 20:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Ben Malisow, Security Instructor; Robin Cabe, INFOSEC Host/Presenter

Which INFOSEC certification is right for you? Are you just starting out in the Security field, or do you want to validate your experience, Security skills, and knowledge? Presenters Ben Malisow and Robin Cabe, hosts of the podcast: “The Sensuous Sounds Of INFOSEC,” ( will be discussing popular Security certifications; ISACA, (ISC)2, COMPTIA, and Cloud-based Certifications offering certification roadmap advice for all practitioners, regardless of skill level or experience. If you’re interested in Security Certification training but don’t know which course to choose, or uncertain which course will help you leverage your next promotion, join the INFOSEC team of presenters and choose your next career pathway.

Webinar: The Hidden Vulnerability Exposed

15 October 2020, Thursday, 20:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Jeff Felice, President, CertNexus

The stakes for software security are extremely high with over 100 billion lines of software code being produced each year and 70% of code in apps composed of open-source software and third-party libraries, and yet many developers are forced to address software security when a vulnerability has been exposed. In this webinar we will discuss the impact of application security, what is needed to better identify coding vulnerabilities – including those in the OWASP Top Ten, and learn why incorporating security into all phases of the lifecycle is a must-have for any development team. We will also explain why certification is becoming part of the new normal for development professionals.

Webinar: Real World Cyberwar Lessons Learned

14 October 2020, Wednesday, 19:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Joseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist & Advisory CISO, Thycotic

Estonia is a small country in the Baltics however it has been on the forefront of technology for many years. Joseph Carson provides a story from Estonia's independence in 1991 to its use of blockchain for the integrity of voting and medical records. The importance and the critical role of an identity management system allows a citizen to vote, check online banking, e-residents and tax returns safely impacts cyber war and the lessons learned on the risks.

Webinar: Getting an ISO Information Security Certification

13 October 2020, Tuesday, 20:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Dallas Bishoff, Security Instructor, Managing Director, Manus360

These days there is an increasing demand for ISO 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS) certification, both for companies and professionals. In the case of companies, the business drivers are reduction in insurance premiums, the ability to demonstrate due care and due diligence in court, the ability to instill confidence in the marketplace, to address third-party and supply chain risk management. Increasingly companies require their supply chain partners to be certified if they want to continue doing business with large prime contractors. This is creating a concurrent demand in the marketplace for professionals that are certified to implement, audit and manage an ISMS. This presentation will cover the changing market terrain and explain strategies on how to move forward with an ISO certification.

Webinar: The Right Skills for Cybersecurity

8 October 2020, Thursday, 20:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Jeff Felice, President, CertNexus

Do you question whether your Cybersecurity and IT Professionals have the right skills to protect your data? Are you having difficulty validating who would be a good candidate to join your Cybersecurity team? In this session we will explore what job roles are most necessary to securing your infrastructure and how to acquire the skills to perform the most critical tasks.

Webinar: Securely Empower A Remote Workforce with Citrix Technologies

6 October 2020, Tuesday, 20:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Khalaf Haddad, CEO, New Horizons Learning Centre of Toronto, Master Citrix Certified

With the adoption of work-from-home and other remote workforce realities, the need for secure information technologies has never been greater. For years, Citrix has been building technologies around the idea of a Secure Digital Workspace, allowing any user on any device to connect from any place at any time. Join us for a look at how Citrix gives an organization the highest confidence in securing daily business transactions regardless of where in the world its workforce is positioned.

Webinar: Adobe Acrobat: Creating Interactive PDF Forms

24 June 2020, Wednesday, 20:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Tom Keen, New Horizons Instructor

In today’s world, you can’t avoid having to fill out a form. The challenge is to design forms that make it easy for the user to input information. Acrobat helps you do that with form creation tools that streamline and simplify the process. In this webinar, you’ll see how to create an interactive PDF form.

Webinar: PowerPoint 2016: Tips & Tricks for Effective Presentations

10 June 2020, Wednesday, 20:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Mike Martin, New Horizons Instructor

Effective Presentations is focused on developing presentation skills with the use of PowerPoint. Designed for professionals who deliver information to a live audience.

What you'll learn:
  • Tailoring Your PowerPoint To Your Audience
  • Establish Credibility
  • Timing Your Presentation
  • Create Custom Slide Shows
  • Building Great Slides
  • Reuse Slides
  • Smart Art
  • Delivery Tips Using PowerPoint
  • Transitions
  • Animations
  • Pack and Go

Webinar: Leadership & Development: Building Collaborative Trust Across Your Organization

9 June 2020, Tuesday, 21:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Matt Rush, Zig Ziglar Legacy Certified Speaker

How do you ensure that the fabric of your team, of your department, of your organization does not unwind as you face ongoing challenges? Guiding and empowering others and creating collaboration is essential and the only path to accomplishing that is by communication. Your ability to clearly communicate, build trust and commitment, and motivate others within a remote working environment may be the most important skill set in these uncertain times. This motivating webinar will provide insight into some key topics, including:
  • Applying Communication Skills
  • Improving Listening with 7 Basic Skills
  • Communicating Through Body Language in a Virtual Environment
  • Choosing a Communication Method

Webinar: „Empower Yourself“ Webinar Series: Rising with Emotional Resilience to Navigate Change

5 June 2020, Friday, 20:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Dr. Richelle Hoekstra-Anderson, Center for Leadership and Development Facilitator, Executive Leadership Coach

Everywhere we look it feels like the world is out of balance and, for many of us, it is difficult to find peace and a sense of focus. Rising to the challenge in this sea of change is more than adjusting your systems and tools, it requires adjusting your mindset so that a path can be formed toward clarity. This important webinar will provide simple yet powerful strategies to build the emotional and mental resilience often over-looked as the key component to a successful business evolution.

Webinar: „Empower Yourself“ Webinar Series: Think, Act and Do Under Pressure

4 June 2020, Thursday, 20:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Dr. Jason Pugh, Award-Winning New Horizons Facilitator, Center for Leadership and Development

No challenge comes without pressure. Making decisions under pressure is hard enough but making the right decisions under pressure that can potentially impact vital areas of your business is something that can make even the most seasoned professional pause. This engaging webinar knocks down the barriers of fear and apprehension and provides you with the insight you need to make calm, logical choices in the face of a storm.

Webinar: „Empower Yourself“ Webinar Series: Leadership Starts with IT

3 June 2020, Wednesday, 20:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Hanna Bauer, Center for Leadership and Development Facilitator, Executive Leadership Coach, Zig Zigler Legacy Certified Speaker

The first responders to a challenge are the IT team. Today it is as important to possess the personal and professional competencies of leadership as it is the technical acumen in order to meet the hardships many businesses are facing. This webinar explores what it means to be a leader in IT, from leading yourself to leading others, and what it takes to build a core set of abilities that will turn IT teams from good to brilliant.

Webinar: „Empower Yourself“ Webinar Series: Leadership Through Service - IT Service Management

2 June 2020, Tuesday, 20:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Adam Griffith, Award-Winning New Horizons Technical Instructor, ITIL Expert

The best way to mitigate the challenges IT faces today is to enact a proven system that allows for thoughtful management of all major IT investments. IT Service Management (ITSM) offers such a system, with multiple proven methodologies that help individuals and organizations realize business change, transformation and growth through the proper use of IT. This informative webinar looks at the primary ITSM methodologies and provides you with the guidance you need to fully adopt the right procedures for your business.

Webinar: „Empower Yourself“ Webinar Series: Pack Your Bags for the Cloud

1 June 2020, Monday, 20:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Shawn Bolan, Award-Winning New Horizons Technical Instructor, Recognized Top VMware Instructor

Cloud computing is not a luxury but a necessity in order to navigate the fundamental changes that will be required of businesses both large and small. How well a cloud deployment is managed and finding the balance between on-prem and cloud-based asset management can be the key to rising to the challenge of business continuity. This webinar dives into the dos and don’ts, the important factors to consider, and best-practice methodology every IT professional needs to drive a successful migration.

Webinar: Microsoft Word: Using Forms to Manage Content

27 May 2020, Wednesday, 20:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Tom Keen, New Horizons Instructor

Almost every business uses forms to collect standard information. Today, a form can be a printed or electronic document. In this webinar, you’ll see how to use Microsoft Word’s form feature to consistently capture and collect standard information.

Webinar: 6 Useful Tips For Pivot Tables

8 May 2020, Friday, 16:00
Microsoft® Teams Virtual Classroom

Webinar: Digital Business Analysis

7 May 2020, Thursday, 16:30
Microsoft® Teams Virtual Classroom

Webinar: CompTIA Network+: Develop a Career in IT Infrastructure

30 April 2020, Thursday, 16:00
Microsoft® Teams Virtual Classroom

Webinar: Lean Six Sigma – Why This Method Is Suitable For Everyone?

Why Lean Six Sigma is used by small and large organizations for improving the efficiency and optimization of costs?
28 April 2020, Tuesday, 13:00
Microsoft® Teams Virtual Classroom

Webinar: How To Make A Good Project Plan

23 April 2020, Thursday, 15:30
Microsoft® Teams Virtual Classroom

Webinar: Integrating Static Source Code Analysis In DevOps Pipelines With Azure For Free

21 April 2020, Tuesday, 15:30
Microsoft® Teams Virtual Classroom

Webinar: Managing Remote Teams

13 April 2020, Monday, 16:00
Microsoft® Teams Virtual Classroom

Webinar: Microsoft Teams Essentials

10 April 2020
Adobe Connect Virtual Classroom

Webinar: Working Together in Microsoft Office 365

3 April 2020, Friday, 20:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Bobbye Garrity, Award-Winning New Horizons Application Instructor, Center for Leadership and Development Facilitator

As you and your teams move to working remotely, it is imperative that the projects you work on are not disrupted. Microsoft Office 365, the cloud-based and collaborative suite of productivity applications, gives you the advantage you need to maintain workflow. Sharing and editing documents in real time, even as your team is geographically dispersed, is essential in navigating this unique situation.

This engaging webinar will introduce you to the key elements of Microsoft Teams you need today to keep doing business tomorrow. Topics covered include:
  • Navigate the Office 365 Environment
  • Work with Shared Documents in SharePoint
  • Edit Documents in Office Online
  • Work with OneDrive for Business and Delve
  • Work with Productivity Apps in Combination

Webinar: Collaborating with Microsoft Teams

2 April 2020, Thursday, 20:00
Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Bobbye Garrity, Award-Winning New Horizons Application Instructor, Center for Leadership and Development Facilitator

Team success depends on collaboration. Today, with the sudden shift toward large-scale remote working, how do you maintain that collaborative environment among a distributed workforce? Microsoft Teams is designed exactly for that, bringing the ability to have meetings, group conversations, video chat, file-sharing, co-authoring, SharePoint connection, and real-time access to Office 365 applications in a virtual environment.

This engaging webinar will introduce you to the key elements of Microsoft Teams you need today to keep doing business tomorrow. Topics covered include:
  • Getting Started with Microsoft Teams
  • Creating and Using a Channel
  • Posting and Managing Messages and Chat
  • Setting Up and Running a Meeting
  • Handling Files Collaboratively

Webinar: Microsoft Teams Essentials

27 March 2020
Adobe Connect Virtual Classroom

Seminar: Какви са промените в изпита по PMP?

10 September 2019
New Horizons Bulgaria Learning Center