General Meeting Topic – October 2022

Cyber-safety in the Digital Age

Wednesday, October 19th, at 7:00 p.m.

Presented by Bob Gostischa, Avast, East-Central Ohio Technology Users Club, & APCUG Speaker’s Bureau

The way we live, work, and play has changed dramatically over the course of the past half-century.

The 9-5 economics of years past have been replaced with globally integrated 24/7 service offerings.

Consumers in the digital age have access to a host of services and products that could have previously been considered available only in the realms of science fiction.

This presentation points out the dangers and offers suggestions that will aid in keeping you secure in this digital era. Using the right programs and apps can help keep you safe and secure as well as shrink your digital footprint. Using free programs and apps whenever possible to accomplish this goal is an added bonus and this presentation includes information on many recommended free programs. Join presenter Bob Gostischa as he guides you in the right direction to enhance your Cyber-safety in the digital age.

About the Presenter:

Norbert “Bob” Gostischa, after a successful career in banking, enjoys his retirement as an enthusiastic IT security expert, most notably for Avast; the creator of Avast Antivirus software.

The Avast website has a discussion and help forum where Bob has been helping with security-related and general computer issues since 2004. He has contributed over 46,000 forum interactions.

Avast Antivirus is currently the most used antivirus software in the world.
Avast has been making security software for over 30 years and has more than 435 million users worldwide.

Although Bob’s presentation is not a sales pitch for Avast, mentioning Avast and their software in your announcements would still be appreciated since they pay all the bills.
There is no charge to the club, user group or organization, or its members for Bob’s services. You can learn a little more about Bob’s presentations in his Blog.