York County is working to make sure you’re safe, whether it’s out in the real world or on the internet.
Tim Wyat, the county’s deputy director for information technology, will host several hour-long classes for residents focusing on cyber security.
Topics to be covered in the classes include identity theft, hacking, scamming, account hijacking, backing up data, wireless safety and more.
“Every day we hear about new victims of cybercrime, from stolen identities to government
agencies being hacked,” he said. “Many people are left wondering how they can effectively protect themselves. I want to help educate citizens so that they can avoid the threats to their finances and personal information.”
The classes will be held at:
- 1-2 p.m. Oct. 9 at the York Library, 8500 George Washington Memorial Highway.
- 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Tabb Library, 100 Long Green Blvd.
- 1-2 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Senior Center of York, 5314 George Washington Memorial Hwy in the Washington Square Shopping Center (seniors over age 55 only).
“I hope that people who attend the training leave with an awareness of cyber dangers and
how not to be an easy target,” said Wyatt, who has more than two decades of IT experience and a degree in computer science from Old Dominion University. said.
No registration is required. For more information about the sessions,
visit York County’s IT page.