As more of us are leading digitally active lives, we also face more risk with our identities, credit and devices. Education about the risks that we face is an important element of helping to ensure our online safety. However, this workshop will take you beyond awareness in order to recommend actions that should be a part of your online security action plan. This workshop will present specific actions that you can take to help keep you safe online. We have distilled the best advice from cybersecurity experts who recommend key steps to help keep you safe online.
These steps include:
- Passwords are a challenge for many in our community. Your action plan needs rules for creating, using and remembering strong passwords. We will recommend a password manager that will be explore in a February workshop.
- Multifactor/Two-Factor authentication seems like a hassle to many. Let’s define, understand and endorse it so that we can make it a habit where it is available.
- Be Smart about WiFi. Using unsecured public WiFi can be a security concern. We will help you understand the issues and possible actions including using a VPN.
- Freeze your Credit. This step insures that even if someone has stolen your identity, you can thwart a bad person’s attempts to establish credit in your name. We will teach you the credit freeze process.
- Mobile Device Security. Your devices carry a lot of information about you and your life. We will help you take action to help insure your devices are secure.
Education and awareness continue to be an import step in any plan. The objective of this workshop is to take you beyond awareness about online safety and present action steps that will help make you make your digital life more secure. Please understand that no workshop can identify or protect you against every type of crime, fraud, or threat. But we hope that your action plan is a major step toward your online safety.
This class is for all users of laptops, PC’s, smartphones or tablets.
After the session, you will have access to the resources found on the SeniorTechClub.com website. There you will find lessons specifically developed for older adults. Use the online site to review class topics and explore lessons on other topics.
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
Price: $15 Members, $25 Non-Members