General Meeting Topic – October 2023

Cybersecurity from A to Z – 2023

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Presented by Bob Gostischa, APCUG Speaker’s Bureau & Avast Security Evangelist

Cybersecurity ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and systems. This means protecting against unauthorized access or modification of data, ensuring that systems are available for use when needed, and maintaining the privacy of information.

Sit back and let Bob provide you with the information needed so you can use best practices to stay secure. The 24 slides and videos will give you all the information you need to become a Cybersecurity guru. A to Z should be 26 slides, except nothing is interesting or important for the letters x and y. By the time we finish this journey, that’s probably good.


After a successful career in banking, Bob enjoys his retirement as an enthusiastic IT security expert who gives many presentations to tech groups in the United States and Canada. Bob is a member of Avast’s website discussion and help forum, helping with security-related and general computer issues since 2004. He has contributed over 46,000 forum interactions.

Gostischa also hosts a popular blog at and has a Protecting Your Privacy & Security YouTube channel at

You can reach his YouTube home page at