IT security is a growing topic that applies to both work and home environments. Everyone with a computer and an Internet connection is at risk for a wide array of Internet threats. The Information Technology and Communications Division has developed this program to assist you in keeping your home computer and network secure.
Brown Bag Sessions
Learn how to avoid the 10 Mistakes Hackers Love! Explore security settings for home equipment, learn how to browse safely and securely, and keep your computer up to date and secure. Explore different account types and learn the dangers of administrative accounts. Cap off your session by building an exceptional password using your personalized password game. At the end of the session, take home extra password game sheets to share with your household members.
Learn about security threats you may encounter and keep abreast of security tips and best practices for maintaining a secure home network and having a safe online experience.
Some of the things you will learn:
- Malware, spyware, e-mail scams, phishing
- Protecting your passwords
- Protecting your personal information
- Security software
- Tablets and Smart Phones
- Home wireless security
- Public wireless networks
- Shopping online
- Computer disposal
- Additional resources