Our personal use of technology has left many users with great unease about security threats – or perceived threats. This entry-level, non-technical lecture will discuss everyday issues, and show common-sense measures everyone can take to help reduce risks in their online world. In addition to the basics of online security, including password management, we’ll focus on the most common threats faced by consumers: “phishing” messages (scams in emails, texts, and phone calls), and “scareware” (fake alerts in pop-up windows).
Presenter Michael Jay is a certified Apple Teacher, and the owner of Personal Tech Support. In addition to his work consulting for and tutoring individuals, small businesses and regional institutions, Michael has taught technology-related courses at several colleges, including Rutgers and NYU.