Computer Security News
Fort Collins Police Program on Internet Safety
Extracted from the Fort Collins Coloradoan (thanks to Member Rick Mattingly):
The Fort Collins Police Department will host an internet safety program beginning in February.
The family-focused program will be held from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on:
- February 5th
- March 5th
- April 2nd
- May 7th
The location is the Police Services Community Room at 2221 S. Timberline Road.
Families will be divided into groups for age-appropriate presentations . . . .
The free presentations will cover:
- Sexual predators
- Online enticement and grooming
- Social networking
- Cyber bullying
For information/reservations contact:
Detective Keith Maynard
The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team—US-CERT—is a joint US Government/Industry organization that identifies computer security issues in a wide range of products, and offers solutions for the problems. See http://www.us-cert.gov/ and http://www.us-cert.gov/about-us/
This organization publishes a weekely bulletin, and from time to time links to the most current bulletin will be posted to this page, along with comments on one or more specific issues identified in the bulletin.
For the large majority of issues, the solution is to update the operating system, security software, application software or some combination of those three items—although it usually takes several clicks of the mouse to find the answer.
There are other resources available on this website. For example, you may find this article of interest: Ten Ways to Improve the Security of a New Computer
How to Keep Your Computer Safe
Although there are many potential computer security problems, there are 2 primary ways to keep your computer safe:
- Keep your operating system up to date
- Keep your security software up to date