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Virtual - Protecting Yourself Online During the Pandemic

Event Details

November 30, 2020
7:00 pm-8:00 pm


Free admission
Karen Shultz Battistoni

An insidious side effect of the worldwide pandemic, tracked by international law enforcement agency Interpol, is the dramatic increase in scams, identity theft, and cybersecurity threats. With more people working from home or connecting with family and friends online, instances of cyberattacks against unwary victims is on the rise. 

Join us on National Computer Security Day for a deeper understanding of online threats and how to protect yourself!

Techniques you'll learn include: 
• Creating a strong password
• Tricks for a robust security question
• Using dual-factor authentication
• Recognizing dangerous spear phishing emails
• Avoiding victimization from SIM swapping
• Why and how to freeze your credit reports (and those of your children)
• Protecting your security on the Internet of Things
• The whys and hows of router security 
• Malvertising and much more. 

Steve Weisman ’70lawyer, professor, author, and founder of, is our presenter. You can submit questions during the registration process and Attorney Weisman will address as many as possible. 


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