Speaker-August 2019

SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

 August 17, 2019

 “Practicing Safe Computing”

Presented by: Hal Bookbinder

Computers and the Internet are vital tools in our genealogical research. But whenever we venture onto the Internet we put ourselves at risk. Viruses, worms, ransomware, Trojan horses and other forms of malware can infect our computers. Phishing, social engineering and hacking can reveal data about us which may then find its way onto the dark net to be sold to criminals. This lecture explains the various forms of malware (MALicious softWARE) that put us at risk. It discusses ways criminals can get key information about us which can put our privacy and even assets at risk. And, it reviews the actions you can take to minimize the risk and respond to situations when you have been infected or your data has been hacked. The speaker has been an information technology (IT) professional for more than 40 years, has managed security for two multi-billion dollar organizations, has taught IT security courses at the university level and writes a monthly column on Practicing Safe Computing. His articles are freely available at http://www.tinyurl.com/ComputingArticles.

About the speaker: Hal writes and lectures extensively on diverse genealogical topics, including border changes, migration, citizenship, safe computing, locating relatives and Jewish culture and history. He has identified over 4,000 relatives back to the mid-1700s in modern Ukraine. Other roots reach into modern Moldova, Poland, Belarus and Russia. He has served as president of the JGSLA and IAJGS and has chaired or co-chaired several International Jewish Genealogy Conferences. He has been honored by the IAJGS with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Professionally, he is an Information Technology Director in healthcare, a part-time university instructor and director of a transition to work training program for recovering addicts.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS PROGRAM AND ENJOY FREE REFRESHMENTS WITH OUR SOCIETY MEMBERS. THE SPEAKER’S PRESENTATION FOLLOWS A SHORT BUSINESS MEETING.

Meeting Place:

27976 Marguerite Parkway at Hillcrest Drive

Enter behind the LDS Church, Mission Viejo

Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Visitors Welcome!

For Information contact vicepresident@soccgs.org

 

The SOCCGS Genealogy Research Center located at the Mission Viejo Library is open seven days a week with docents available to help you.  Visit www.soccgs.org for hours.