No fee. Registration Deadline: September 29
Understanding how cybercriminals attack and what the results can be help us to appreciate what to do to keep safe on the Internet, and why it is worth the effort. The purpose of this program is to give a general, non-technical understanding of what can happen when cybersecurity fails, both to individuals and members of society in general.
Shedding light on how the Internet is monetized will help to understand some of the potential dangers as web operators try to make money, sometimes illegally, and often deceptively. A brief description of malware and how it may be delivered is designed to help people understand why they should avoid certain practices.
Finally, with some basic knowledge in place to demystify the subject of cybersecurity, a number of preventative measures will be discussed. Hopefully, these will be seen as commonsense and as something that the average person can easily do.
Topics included in this program:
• Definition of cybersecurity
• How lack of cybersecurity could affect you (as an individual and as part of a group)
• What is malware, and how can you be attacked by it?
• How to protect yourself in the safety of your home computer
Dave Bartram, Medford Leas resident, brings more than 30 years’ experience in the computer field with a background in technology and computer science. Dave enjoys working with those who are interested in finding and sharing information so that folks can enjoy computing and safely exploring the Internet.