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Security Basics: Keep Your Computers Safe 

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When you have computers connected to the Internet or to any external device, you need to take precautions. There are threats present that can not only cause harm to your computers, but could damage files on your network or potentially put sensitive data at risk. This webinar will help you understand what the threats are and how your computers can get infected.

Kami Griffiths from TechSoup interviews Marian Merritt, an Internet Safety Advocate from Symantec Corporation, who explains what employees should know and what activities can be problematic.

This webinar is ideal for anyone who seeks a basic understanding of security threats or needs a refresher course.

This work is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License. If you have any questions regarding redistribution or use of this work, please contact webinars@techsoupglobal.org.

Speaker Information 

Marian Merritt provides consumer-friendly insights into technology issues impacting families as Norton's Internet Safety Advocate. Merritt authored Norton's "Family Online Safety Guide," an award-winning practical guide for parents on protecting children online and she is editor-in-chief of the Norton Family Resource Website. She has been with Symantec/Norton's consumer team for over 13 years.

Merritt has appeared on numerous TV, radio, online and print news programs including ABC's "Good Morning America," New York Times, Fox News, CNN, Canada's CBC, Australia's "Sunrise," CNET.com, CNN.com, Parenting magazine, Family Circle magazine and others discussing issues of Internet safety. She serves on the Board for the Family Online Safety Institute. Merritt completed her MBA from University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, and has a BSBA from Boston University's School of Management. She is a mother of three school-aged children and resides in Los Angeles.

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