Transvasive Security

the human factor

Information Safety Basics

You have a computer.
You can install software.
Four things you can do to improve your personal safety.

I recently gave a short presentation at the SkillShare Fair at CoCo, where I spend time working and writing. I pitched it as “The top 4 things you can do to keep your computer safe and secure.” Although the group attending was small, I had a great time, and learned from the participants. It was a test run for a class I’m developing to teach basic computer safety, blending both my experiences giving security advice to friends & family and my concept of Information Safety.

Here is a copy of the slides I used. I mentioned specific products in my talk, since they’re representative of the solutions I like for the typical risks most computer users face – those are listed below.