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Avoiding Cyber Attacks: Owens offers course to help community

Owens’ Workforce and Community Services conduct a two-part cyber security basics class
Published: Jun. 7, 2021 at 6:40 PM EDT
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PERRYSBURG, Ohio (WTVG) - Owens’ Workforce and Community Services conduct a two-part cyber security basics class to assist community members with mitigating attacks on their personal devices.

According to Risk Based Security, data breaches exposed 36 billion records in the first half of 2020 and remote workers will continue to be targets for cybercriminals.

The two part class will give the community the fundamentals to mitigate attacks on personal devices.

Cybersecurity Basics: Part 1

Bad Guys can access and attack your electronic information. You can effectively protect your devices and peace of mind by knowing a few things and doing a few others. Learn how to become the Captain of your information security and what it takes to run a tight ship. Use our Rules of Three to learn who the players are, what your vulnerabilities are, which tools Bad Guys use, how to develop a protection strategy, and what it takes to overcome a cyber-attack. Set a goal to become someone attackers choose to avoid. Windows-based PCs will be available, and you can bring your own device (optional) if you wish to have it handy as you learn. Who should attend? Anyone who uses a cell phone, tablet, laptop, or PC.

Cybersecurity Basics: Part 2

Apply your Captain of Information Security mindset to reduce your risk of being the victim of a cyber-attack. Commit to good Cyber Hygiene practices that increase your chance of surviving an attack. Establish goals for devices and software that have proper security settings, a strategy for maintaining data backup in case of an attack, and an ability to learn as cybersecurity threats change. Windows-based PCs will be available so you can explore online resources available for your devices. Bring your own cell phone, tablet, or laptop (optional) if you want to try some of what you learn during the workshop.

Toledo:

Part 1: Thursday, 6/17 – 5:30-7 pm

Part 2: Thursday 6/17 – 7:15-8:45 pm

Findlay:

Part 1: Wednesday, 6/23 – 4:00-5:30 pm

Part 2: Wednesday 6/23 – 5:30–7:00 pm

Toledo:

Part 1: Friday, 6/25 – 9-10:30 am

Part 2: Friday 6/25 – 10:45 am-12:15 pm

The Toledo workshops will be held in our Dana Center building located on the Perrysburg campus.

The Findlay workshop will be held at 50 North located at 339 East Melrose Avenue.

These workshops are free, Walk-ins will not be accepted.

You can register by calling, 567.661.7357 or go to www.OwensWorks.com to register online.

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