Computer security, privacy topics of Port Angeles talk

PORT ANGELES — How safe is it to use your credit card online? How do criminals and fraudsters get into your computer systems? What is privacy in the age of social media?

Tech guru Eric Waterkotte will answer these questions at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Waterkotte will talk about computer security and privacy basics, and provide best practices to safely navigate online activity.

The program takes place during the American Library Association’s Choose Privacy Week. This annual campaign encourages library staff and patrons to think critically and make more informed choices about online privacy.

Waterkotte is a faculty member and program coordinator for the cybersecurity and computer forensics program as well as the information technology program at Peninsula College.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in computer information systems from Northern Arizona University and a master’s degree in information management from the University of Washington.

He teaches courses on cybersecurity, ethical hacking, web programming and database design.

He is an advocate for a public empowered by tools and knowledge to protect their personal information, the library said.

For more information about this and other upcoming programs, visit www.nols.org and select “Events,” call 360-417-8500 or email discover@nols.org.

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