941: Computer Security
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
How’s this for a great New Year’s resolution? “I’m going to make my electronic life a lot less scary in 2018 by learning how to protect my computer (and myself!) from computer malware, hackers, and technology scams.” In this three-session study group, we’ll discuss common cybersecurity threats and how you can use security software (such as virus protection software and firewalls) and good security practices (like using strong passwords and two-factor authentication, accurately identifying fraudulent e-mail messages and web sites, and routinely updating software) to help you stay safe.
Class Format: Lecture
Hours of Reading: Less than 1 hour/session
Study Group Leader(s):
Lisa Friedman is a retired EPA lawyer who has taught computer skills to seniors for over a dozen years.
Victor Rezmovic spent 30 years as an IT consultant and trainer. He currently teaches cybersecurity at Montgomery College.
Gary Cahn has taught classes on computer security and dozens of other computer topics for over 15 years.