Computer Booters to Meet October 6

Helen Seaton, Publicity Director

The Computer Booters Club will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 6. This month’s presentation will be on cyber security. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., and members can attend the talk from home or wherever they choose via Zoom.

Is Cyber Security Really Important?

Paying attention to cyber security is more important today than it has ever been. COVID-19 has exposed many more vulnerabilities than in prior years. More of us are now working from home, many children are learning from home, and many of us have added more devices to make our lives easier. These devices present their own dangers which need to be addressed.

This presentation points out the dangers and offers suggestions that will aid in keeping you secure. Using the right programs and apps can help keep you safe and secure as well as reduce your privacy exposure. Using free programs and apps whenever possible to accomplish this goal is an added bonus, and this presentation includes information on many recommended free programs. Join presenter Bob Gostischa as he guides you towards secure cyber security practices.

About the Presenter:

Norbert “Bob” Gostischa, after a successful career in banking, enjoys his retirement as an enthusiastic IT security expert, most notably for Avast, the creator of Avast Antivirus software. The Avast website has a discussion and help forum where Bob has been helping with security-related and general computer issues since 2004. He has contributed more than 44,000 forum interactions. Avast Antivirus is currently the most used antivirus software in the world and has been making security software for over 30 years.

The Computer Booters Club has many things to offer members, such as free technical assistance, information about new programs, how to use the programs, Microsoft classes, and access to talks and conferences on a variety of topics from the Association of Personal Computer User Groups (APCUG). The APCUG classes are free and can be attended using your computer, tablet, or phone with the app. These classes are an exciting benefit for club members. More information and help are available in the newsletter and on our website, For more information, contact [email protected] or 480-895-2196.