Wednesday, August 21st
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Chris Clements is an expert in cyber security. Every day in the news we hear of another organization or local government that has been hacked or even tricked into giving cyber criminals access to their bank accounts and systems. Understanding some practical steps you can take to keep potential hackers off of your computers and networks is essential to protecting and safeguarding the public resources entrusted to you. Topics covered will include password length, strategies for choosing passwords, the concept of trusted paths, concerns with USB devices, phishing attempts, inbound defense strategies, the importance of having an email system in place that will mark emails that come from external users, and secure and unsecure networks. While no amount of cyber security can eliminate every threat, some basic steps can go a long way towards prevention.

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