Security layers

Speaker: Tom Trottier, OPCUG

There is no magic security bullet, no single protection against others trying to scam you, ransomware you, or steal your identity. What you can do is what people do in the winter: put on layers.

Tom will go through the threats, vulnerabilities, and the methods and programs he uses to protect his personal computer and devices against infiltration – and exfiltration. He will point to other ways to increase/improve your layers. Tom will also have recommendations on security podcasts you can listen to in order to stay current on the latest security threats.

Tom has been using computers professionally or personally since 1968 and the time of BBSs (Bulletin Board Systems) pre-internet, when monitors had green text and a great improvement was amber text.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting will be via Zoom video conference.

The Zoom link will be live at 7:20 pm. Join us at

The above link includes the meeting ID and password. However, if you are prompted for the information, use:
Meeting ID: 924 9556 0898
Password: opcug

Instructions for using Zoom are provided here:

There will be a Q&A session after the regular meeting at approximately 9 pm and on the same video conference. Everyone is welcome to attend Q&A sessions and to ask questions about their specific computer-related problems.


Dec 08 2021


7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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