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DCN Class Keeps Davis Safe Online

This article appeared in the May 15, 2015 edition of the Davis Enterprise.

 

By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise

 

How safe are you really when you go online? How can you be sure? When a corporation’s data gets compromised or hacked, as Target’s did in 2013, what does that mean for you and other average people? These questions and more will be explored in a free public presentation by the Davis Community Network on Tuesday, May 19, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Explorit Science Center.

 

Dewight Kramer, an Information Security Consultant for U.C. Davis, will speak on Cyber Security, including how we can all protect our information and be smart online in an increasingly interconnected era. With a world of information constantly at our fingertips and in our pockets, what steps can you take to navigate the world-wide web wisely and safely?

 

Kramer’s presentation will touch on some hot-button cyber issues in the news today from SmartGrids to SmartCars, the difference between security and privacy, and the interrelationships of different information technologies. Find out what IOT and EMV are and how they influence your online presence. Plus, pick up some tips on the most effective ways to stay safe online.

 

You can register for this event online at www.dcn.org and click on upcoming classes, or call 530-750-1170. This event will be held in Explorit Science Center’s West Wing building at 3141 5th St. in Davis.

 

The Davis Community Network is a local nonprofit dedicated to providing internet-related services and support for members of our community. From internet service and email to classes and workshops, DCN serves as a supportive portal to all the internet has to offer. Don’t miss this free opportunity to learn about the world of cyber security and enhance your own online privacy.

 

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Explorit’s coming events:

 

  • Explorit’s Exploration Gallery is open to the public every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m. and every Friday, 3:00-6:00 p.m.  Admission is $5.00 per person; Explorit members, teachers and children 2 and under are free. Come check out the new “Our World in Water” activities!
  • Join us on June 11 at the Blanchard Room at the Davis Library for a free public lecture entitled “Natural Solutions to Un-natural Pests—Protecting Our Water Resources Through Innovative Stewardship” by Pam Marrone, CEO of Marrone BioInnovations. More details to follow!
  • Home Scientist Brownie Badge day for Girl Scouts at Explorit, Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Girls will earn their Home Scientist badge while participating in a variety of hands-on science activities. Visit www.explorit.org for all the details.
  • The next meeting of the Davis-Explorit Astronomy Club will be held at Explorit Science Center on Saturday, May 30, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Summer camp is coming! Register now at www.explorit.org.Interested in helping out the community through board membership? Explorit is currently seeking individuals in the community to serve as members of our volunteer board. Please call or email for additional information on how to apply.
  • Interested in membership?  Think your Explorit membership may have lapsed?  Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 to check or sign up!
  • Birthdays are back at Explorit!  Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 for more information or to book your party.

 

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