Meeting Archive:
Security Basics: Keep your Computers Safe

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TechSoup Security Corner

TechSoup Blog about Norton AntiVirus & Internet Security

Symantec Security Response

Norton Family Resource  (Free booklets on online safety)

Parental controls (free for PCs and Macs, 25 languages)

Blog: Isolating Banking From Other Computers

Norton Facebook App

SANS Institute policy

Sample Acceptable Use Policies

USA Today story

Symantec on Security issues


Every Click Matters

Norton Power Eraser

Federal Trade Commission's Net Cetera

Nat’l Cyber Security Association

Malware Detection And Removal





Meeting Description:

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 free webinar will help you understand what the threats are and how your computers can get infected. 

Kami Griffiths from TechSoup will interview Marian Merritt, an Internet Safety Advocate from Symantec Corporation who will explain 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.

Do you have a question or comment about security you’d like our hosts to cover? Post it to our Community Forums and we’ll make sure your question gets addressed!

You can discuss this webinar on Twitter with the hashtag #techsoup or join us for a live-stream of the event in Second Life.

Date: Thu, Oct 28, 2010
Time: 11:00 AM PDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Kami Griffiths
 Presenter Information
Marian Merritt
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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”,,, 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.

Kami Griffiths
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With more than 8 years experience working in the public sector, Kami Griffiths brings hands-on expertise to her work at TechSoup. Originally from Minnesota, Kami has worked at nonprofits in Minneapolis, San Francisco, Boston, and New York. She is currently the Training and Outreach Manager at TechSoup where she holds local and international trainings, delivers online seminars, and helped develop the TechSoup for Libraries program. In addition to her work at TechSoup, she is the Executive Director of Community Technology Network, a nonprofit that advocates for digital inclusion by providing training, mentorship, networking, and volunteers to underserved communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her career also includes professional graphic design for Global Exchange in San Francisco and working for the City of New York Parks & Recreation where she managed 27 public access computing centers.