UniForum Chicago is proud to announce the topic for the January 28, 2014 General meeting: "Real or Fake?" by David Young.
Our meetings are free and open to the public and begin promptly at 7pm at the IIT Rice Campus in Wheaton, IL. Additional information regarding this presentation can be found at http://www.uniforumchicago.org
Hope to see you there!
Last September, our company fell victim to a Trojan Horse that was unleashed into the company's network. Our IT department routinely gets requests by our user community to inspect questionable emails. This time was no exception. Unfortunately, Fred (not his real name) did not believe IT and decided to open the email's attachment anyway.
How confident are you at identifying fake, scam or malware infected emails? How many times have you had difficulty figuring out if a message is real or some kind of scam? Would you be a Fred?
Hear the story of what happened, and why you are always the last line of defense. This presentation will show you how to SAFELY analyze a message and become a pro so that you can identify these bad emails. It's not that hard. It doesn't matter if you're a novice or power user, you don't wan to miss this special presentation.
Learn the tips and tricks, and test your new skills by being quizzed with some real examples.
Once we have finished, we will adjourn to nearby Cozymel's Mexican restaurant for food and drinks.
David J. Young has over 21 years experience as a programmer, systems, network and database administrator. He is currently the IT Director at National Cycle, a world leader in motorcycle windshield and accessories manufacturing. It is his ideal job. It combines computers and motorcycling; two of his life-long passions. When he's not on a computer, he's usually exploring a US or European twisty backroad on a motorcycle, or aggressively slicing through the trees in Michigan on a dirt bike.