Hal Bookbinder: Practicing Safe Computing


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Date(s) - March 24, 2019
1:30 pm

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Hal Bookbinder:

Practicing Safe Computing,

March 24th, 2019,  Sunday Afternoon,
 1:30 pm   at   American Jewish University

Computers and the Internet are vital tools in our genealogical research. But, whenever we venture onto the Internet we put ourselves at risk. Viruses, worms, ransomware, Trojan horses and other forms of malware can infect our computers. Phishing, social engineering and hacking can reveal data about us which may then find its way onto the dark net to be sold to criminals. This lecture explains the various forms of malware (MALicious softWARE) that put us at risk. It discusses ways criminals can get key information about us which can put out privacy and even assets at risk. And, it reviews the actions you can take to minimize the risk and respond to situations when you have been infected or your data has been hacked. The speaker has been an information technology (IT) professional for more than 40 years, has managed security for two multi-billion dollar organizations, has taught IT security courses at the university level and writes a monthly column on Practicing Safe Computing. His articles are freely available at http://www.tinyurl.com/ComputingArticles.
Come join us as we explore how to practice safe computing in this age of scams and identity theft.   There will be a handout (click the arrow to download a copy  ) and checklist with step by step instructions.


Hal Bookbinder:
Hal writes and lectures extensively on diverse genealogical topics, including border changes, migration, citizenship, safe computing, locating relatives and Jewish culture and history. He has identified over 4,000 relatives back to the mid-1700s in modern Ukraine. Other roots reach into modern Moldova, Poland, Belarus and Russia. He has served as president of the JGSLA and IAJGS and has chaired or co-chaired several International Jewish Genealogy Conferences. He has been honored by the IAJGS with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Professionally, he is an Information Technology Director in healthcare, a part-time university instructor and director of a transition to work training program for recovering addicts. Check out his growing series of articles on safe genealogical computing at http://www.tinyurl.com/ComputingArticles.

The JGSLA Traveling Library and Mentors Corner will be available starting one-half hour before program time.   
                                        JGSLA MEMBERS FREE – GUESTS $5.00 –


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