The Path to Security, Privacy, and Trust in Technology

“Technology makes it possible for people to gain control over everything, except over technology.” – John Tudor


The speed with which technology is advancing can be mind-boggling and staying completely up-to-date on technology next to impossible. As electronic transactions and online research become increasingly popular, important questions emerge as to how to protect consumers and organizations from electronic fraud, identity theft, and invasions of privacy.

These days, guarding information involves dealing with everything from human error, accidents, and malicious intent to natural disasters and computer hackers.  In order to maintain trust, organizations must demonstrate a commitment to a high level of security and privacy of personal and organizational information.

Consider taking physical, technological, and administrative steps to ensure the security of information.  Go to and enroll in our free, credentialed Security, Privacy and Trust course and learn strategies to establish parameters for secure, private, and trusted computer interactions and communicate these to your employees and customers.


Stress management is a choice


Do you tend to see problems as larger than they actually are? It is particularly easy to lose perspective when you are stressed. This loss of perspective makes the proverbial molehill appear to be a mountain — problems that are really quite surmountable seem unduly difficult or even impossible.

It is very important to learn how to identify the things in your life that trigger stress and to adopt strategies to manage that stress. In order to reduce stress generated both internally and externally, you must be willing to adjust your lifestyle, thinking, and situations. You truly are the only one in charge of your own happiness.

We recommend you join our great community of learners at MyCourseRoom.  You will benefit by learning how to make small doable changes in your lifestyle involving your diet, physical activity, and sleep habits. Also, discover how simple it is to enjoy life by adopting strategies that alleviate stress.

The same level of work can be done in a day with CALMNESS and HAPPINESS or with HURRY and STRESS – it is a choice that leads to good health or ill health. — Excerpt from Stress Management


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MyCourseRoom’s Philosophy of Education

mcr_philosophyMyCourseRoom believes and treats education as a RIGHT and is neither designated nor designed only for those privileged in terms of  race, gender, ethnicity, status, or location.

There is no room for excuses at MyCourseRoom (MCR) for those seeking knowledge.  It is easily accessible, affordable, and available anytime for anyone from Afghanistan to Alaska.  MCR offers free education targeting professionals, independent learners, service providers, small businesses, non-profit organizations, and associations globally.  Thousands of learners are currently taking courses from MyCourseRoom based on its philosophy that EDUCATION is a RIGHT not a PRIVILEGE. has over 35 free courses to help you continue to grow both personally and professionally.

One learner, one course, and one Internet connection is all that is needed to qualify for any of the free courses at  Let knowledge be boundless.  Help us spread the word “Free Education For ALL.” Connect learners globally via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

“Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human.” — Malala Yousafzai

Empowerment and Accountability Go Hand-in-Hand

A veiled phobia toward empowerment, linked with losing authority, risks originality, creativity, and growth of any entity. However, empowerment, if balanced with accountability, can result in appropriate risk taking and good decision making which in turn promotes innovative problem solving and sustainability.


Empowerment is not just the delegation of work but also the release of control, recognizing that an individual possesses skills and can be trusted to be in charge of an assignment. Leaders trust their team to make decisions within certain parameters. For a manager, increasing empowerment requires a simultaneous introduction of risk management and accountability.

By empowering those that you manage and/or mentor, you are allowing them to become part of the process and ‘own’ what they are doing. This will, in turn, give a higher degree of satisfaction and quality. Learn more about empowering your employees to achieve proper accountability by taking the free Empowerment and Accountability course at This course offers CEU, CPE, and PDU credentials.

“You don’t build a business, you build people, then people build the business.” — Zig Ziglar


Increase your success through effective stakeholder management

Stakeholder graphicStakeholders are influential groups of people associated willingly or unwillingly, knowingly or unknowingly in a business or a project.  These powerful factions can have positive or negative impact on one’s organization or business.  They include, but are not limited to, customers, investors, employees, employers, and suppliers. Stakeholder management entails understanding the interest, ambitions, expectations, and the influence levels of each of these partners.

A leading cause of project failure, however, is inattention to those stakeholders with the greatest influence over implementation and sustainability. Effective management requires proactive and ongoing stakeholder engagement — including identification, communication and risk planning, and active collaboration — throughout the project life cycle.

“The stakeholder approach to business sees integration rather than separation, and sees how things fit together.” — John Mackey

Consider your stakeholders as an integral part of your organizational projects.  If you would like to maximize support and minimize resistance from your stakeholders, take our free course in Stakeholder Management that can help you develop appropriate management strategies for effectively engaging the stakeholders in the project decisions and execution. Go to and click on Catalog for more details.

MyCourseRoom’s PDUs are accepted by the Project Management Institute (PMI), and CEUs are accepted by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Aging Gracefully

AgingGracefully_292px“Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.” — Arthur E. Morgan

A successful career, marriage and family, financial stability, and dream home are just some of the many goals that most of us strive to achieve in our lifetime.  While you plan extensively and prepare yourself whole-heartedly for your careers, family, etc., do you also plan for what your life will be like as you get older?

When we think about aging gracefully, we focus on our physical health and financial security.  However, there is so much more to aging gracefully including our mental and emotional well-being.  We often hear that after retirement, many seniors feel a sense of loss and that life has nothing left for them.

Start now to invest in your future by building friendships, developing hobbies, and staying connected with the community through volunteering.  This can go long way toward building a support system or a reserve from which you can withdraw in time of need.  Research shows that people who are truly committed to new and fulfilling experiences – whether social, intellectual, emotional, physical, or spiritual – live longer, healthier lives.

It is wise to build habits and skills during your youth in order to reap the benefits later in life.  Join our community of learners and take personal and professional development courses for free at  Aging Gracefully is a 5-clock-hour course where you have the opportunity to gain knowledge, share ideas and experiences, and develop skills.

“The excess of our youth are checks written against our age, and they are payable with interest thirty years later.” — Charles Caleb Colton