Oct 15 2019
7:30 to 9:00 P.M.
Westchester United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall
8065 Emerson Ave.
Westchester, CA 90045


Topic:          Cyber Security for All of Your Devices

Speaker:     Bob Gostischa, Avast Software & APCUG Speaker’s Bureau

Our security and privacy are constantly in danger of being attacked from many sources. Between ransomware, data breaches, cryptojacking, supply chain attacks and mobile malware, staying secure and guarding as much of our privacy as possible is a constant challenge. This presentation will cover how we can protect our computers (Windows and Mac), tablets, smart phones, and other smart and connected Internet of Things devices.

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 Software, a global leader in cybersecurity products.

Avast has made security software for over 30 years and has more than 400 million users worldwide. Avast prevents 2 billion malware attacks every month. In 2016, Avast purchased AVG Technologies. In 2017, Avast bought Piriform (thus acquiring these products: Ccleaner, Defraggler, Recuva, and Speccy). Its best-known product is Avast Antivirus, the most often used antivirus software in the world.

Bob is a proud member of the APCUG Speakers Bureau. He has also helped to answer tens of thousands of questions and problems at Avast website’s discussion and help forum since 2004. Bob’s presentations are not a sales pitch for Avast. You can learn more about Bob’s presentations and passions by going to his Blog and YouTube Channel.


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