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Foster & Motley is offering a free online Computer Security Education series for our clients, valued partners, family members, and friends. The 4-part webinar series will equip you with the knowledge and tools to keep you and your family's financial, tax and personal information safe in a world of increasing threats from cyber criminals. Details of each session are listed below.

Part One - Securing Personal Data

Presented January 9th, 2018

Increasingly, PCs are being infected with malware that steals passwords and copies data, without ever “announcing” its presence. In this webinar, we'll identify the 7 elements that need to be in place for effective personal security, and we’ll demonstrate best-of-breed security tools. Security basics include: antivirus, patch management, file encryption, secure file transfer, security training, reliable file backup, and online monitoring.  

Click here to download a PDF copy of the presentation. Read Do's and Don'ts of Computer Security for additional information.

Part Two - Email Security Practices

Presented on January 11th, 2018

87% of malware infections result from an inadvertent click on a link or attachment in a cleverly disguised email. The good news: safety principles can be learned.  In this webinar, we'll cover the latest in security principles, including "red flags" to recognize and avoid harmful emails, texts, and phone calls.  We'll also review important security practices that should be followed by each of us in keeping our personal information safe. 

Click here to download a PDF copy of the presentation. Read How to Evaluate Dangerous Emails for more information.


Part Three - File Encryption and Cloud Security

Presented: January 16th, 2018

If my PC were hacked, what information could be electronically retrieved that could put my personal information at risk? We’ll cover cost-effective tools to use for sending confidential information securely via email, and free tools to use for encrypting personal information on personal devices. If you store unprotected financial documents on your home devices, you should attend this webinar.

Click here to download a PDF copy of the presentation.


Part Four - Password Management and Public Wi-Fi Security

Presented: January 18th, 2018

Most of us struggle with securely managing passwords. In this webinar, we’ll cover the best tools for storing and protecting passwords across all technology (PCs, laptops, phones, tablets, & Macs). We will also cover practical password guidelines including how to safely access the web on public Wi-Fi.

Click here to download a PDF copy of the presentation.