Audience: The seminar addresses the major issues facing the home user or small office/home office (SOHO) user related to securing their Windows computer from Internet intrusions (i.e. “hackers”), protecting themselves from “holes” in the operating system, and saving their personal privacy. The seminar is appropriate for any Windows operating system. The advice given is general although most of the examples shown are for newer Windows operating systems and newer applications. Basic familiarity with PCs is required.
Overview: Many people think that there is nothing on their PC that anybody would want. Would you like to keep the web sites you visit private? Have you ever purchased something from a website? Do you access online banking or use an online broker? Do you bring work home with you? Learn how to protect you, your family, and your SOHO with "Secrets of Homeland Insecurity: PC Security for the Home User" . . . now.
In this information-packed 3-hour seminar, successful international consultant James L. Haner will offer practical, effective advice that will benefit home users and small businesses alike. Step by step, you'll learn about security and intrusion, general security measures, Windows specific measures, and personal firewalls. You’ll have time for a Question and Answer session, too.
Whether you're already up and running on the latest operating system, and latest version of your favorite web browser, you can't afford to miss this one!
Discussion topics include:
Introduction to Security
What is PC security?
Why should I care about PC security?
Who would want to break into my computer?
How easy is it to break into my computer?
Computer Security Risks
What is at risk?
12 Potential Misuses of Your PC
Trojan horse programs
Back door programs
Denial of service
Being an intermediary
Unprotected Windows shares
Hidden file extensions
How to Prevent the Top 3 Accidents and Other Risks
Power failure and surges
12 Actions You Can Take to Protect Your Data
Consult your system support personnel
Use virus protection software
Use a firewall
Don’t open unknown e-mail attachments
Don’t run programs of unknown origin
Disable hidden filename extensions
Keep all applications (including the OS) patched
Disable scripting features in e-mail programs
Make regular backups of critical data
Make a boot disk . . . just in case
6 Steps to Secure Surfing
How to cover your trail
Internet Bodyguards: Don't Go Online Without One
Personal firewalls – BlackICE and Zone Alarm
Intrusion detection – Sygate
6 Ways to Protect Your Children
Filtering systems – commercial and parental