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On Wednesday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific time, we're launching Office Hours: Safer Online, the first of our new TechSoup Forums Q&A series with industry experts that take your questions in real time. Follow this first event in the forums and on social media with the hashtag #Do1Thing.
It's safe to say that most of us are too trusting when it comes to the Internet, and it's easy to be. This month we're highlighting ways to stay safer online. Our recent webinar on security said it best:
"From Snowden to Target to Heartbleed, there are privacy and security challenges everywhere you look these days. You don't need to be a tech genius to figure this stuff out. You just need to master a few tech literacy skills, and come to grips with what most of the big challenges have in common."
Have a security topic you want to cover? Share in our comments, bookmark the #SaferOnline Forums page, and ask your question during the live session on Wednesday, October 29.
Our first expert, Gary Lamontagne, hails from the East Coast of the U.S. He's been a volunteer forum host at TechSoup for 10 years and in his current position as a network and systems administrator for a nonprofit federally qualified health center for 12 years. Gary says, "There are many challenges to working in an IT department for a health care organization," adding that security is a big part of what he does every day.
Gary's software experience includes Symantec Antivirus, Symantec Backup Exec, Microsoft Terminal Server, Microsoft Hyper-V, and others, and he hosts several TechSoup forum branches, including our Security forum. You can read more about Gary here.
As was said earlier, you don't have to be a genius to figure this stuff out. Let's chat about security and #Do1Thing together.
TechSoup Global is a champion of the 2014 National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October. This work is supported by a generous grant from Microsoft.
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Image 2: courtesy of Gary Lamontagne
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