Sunday, December 3, 2023

Don’t be a victim of a cyber attack: York County offers classes on cyber security

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.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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