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Personal Cybersecurity

March 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT



You read about cybersecurity in the news all the time. Major websites “hacked”, company databases “breached”, personal data “leaked”. “Phishing”, “malware”, “ransomware”, “2FA” or “MFA”. What language are they speaking? What does it all mean for you? What can you do to protect yourself? Learn some basic cybersecurity techniques that will help you to protect yourself.

Join Geoff Mazanec from Southwestern Vermont Health Care as he outlines some things you can do to stay safe online.

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Topics covered:

How do the bad guys steal your info?

    1. Vulnerabilities
    2. Phishing emails
    3. Extortion emails
    4. Drive by infections
    5. Ransomware
    6. Social media (answers to security questions)
    7. Unsecured WiFi
    8. Old equipment (wipe or remove your drive)

What can you do to protect yourself?

    1. Administrator account vs standard account
    2. Patch, patch, patch
    3. Be paranoid (don’t trust what you think you see)
    4. Be safe (be careful what you post online, choose strong passwords, use a password manager, backup your system)

What should companies do to protect your data?

    1. Secure website (HTTPS, TLS 1.2)
    2. Strong password requirements
    3. Use Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)
    4. Security questions


March 23, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Bennington Area Makers
Southern Vermont Health Care


Bennington Area Makers
239 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201-0559 United States
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