BPMUG Meeting - April 15, 2013, 7 PM - 9 PM
The BPMUG meetings are held at the First Baptist Church of West Hartford on Fern and N. Main Street. (Map and directions). There is plenty of parking in the back. Enter through the door in the back. Signs will be there to guide you.
By Charles Prince, IT Security Specialist with Avast
To follow last month’s program on Identity Theft, April will be about internet security. We are happy to invite Charles Prince, IT Security Specialist with Avast. He has been doing presentations around the US to help other user groups better understand the key aspects of computer security. What is malware, how does it work and what can you do to protect yourself ?
The security landscape is ever changing, and in the “arms race” between the tools to protect and the tools to infect, it is important that we stay informed on the latest threats and techniques to protect ourselves.
Today, about 19 percent of computers in the US do not have antivirus protection. Panda labs annual report noted that in 2012, approximately 27 million new strains of malware were created by cyber-crooks eager to bypass antivirus protections to increase their profits. Trojans account for most of the new threats, as three out of every four new malware strains created were Trojans.
The most dangerous part of Trojans is that most go undetected and wait for the cyber-crook to activate and use it either to send out in attack or attack the infected machine.
Join us Monday, April 15th to hear from an expert and understand what all this malware is and why it is being done, and most importantly how you can protect yourself from becoming a victim.
Stay after for refreshments and to meet the presenter.
If the weather causes us to postpone the meeting, we will put a postponement notice here and on the homepage by 3pm before the meeting.