Penn State Shenango to offer ‘Cyber Security for Everyman’ workshop

Did you know that in today’s sophisticated world of cyber-crime, you don’t even have to click on anything to download malware to your computer, tablet or mobile device? Just visiting the wrong website can lead to a sluggish machine or loss of data.

The Technology Council of Northwest PA will host a workshop titled "Cyber Security for Everyman" at Penn State Shenango via video conference from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in its Lecture Hall, Room 321. The event is free to all Technology Council of NWPA members, as well at Penn State students, faculty and staff. Community members are invited to attend the workshop for a fee of $15 — checks should be made payable to the Technology Council of Northwest PA.

The cyber security workshop will cover threat identification, device risk overview, browser security and protection/encryption. Learn about the most recent threats to your personal stored data. From social engineering to drive-by malware, "Cyber Security for Everyman," presented by Peggy Considine, systems administrator, Office of Research Information Systems, Penn State, will outline common cyber threats, as well as techniques and applications you can implement to avoid problems.

Registration is required by contacting Lisa Bertin, instructor of information sciences and technology, at or 724-983-2908.

Last Updated January 10, 2015