Wednesday evening — cybercrime and digital rights — what you need to know to protect yourself — Join us for our July meeting

At the La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club July 7 meeting — that’s this Wednesday — learn more about the threat of cybercrime — and how to protect yourself — as well as why digital rights are important. We’ll also hear about the threat posed by cyberattacks on utilities, and what we can do about that.

We’ll meet on Zoom Wednesday July 7 at 7 pm, with pre-meeting socialization at 6:30 pm. All are welcome. Here’s the Zoom link. Join us!

Our first speaker will be Seth Hall, who leads techLEAD, a San Diego organization of technologists listening, engaging, advocating and defending on the technology issues of our time. The organization affiliated with the worldwide digital rights organization, the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Seth will talk with us about three subjects:

  • The overall threat of cybercrime and ransomware. This type of crime is becoming more dangerous, following multimillion dollar attacks on the Colonial Oil pipeline that triggered gas shortages on the East Coast, and – close to home — a ransomware attack on Scripps Health that threatened lives. How big is the threat, and what can and should we be doing about it?
  • How can we protect ourselves and individuals?
  • The importance of digital rights, particularly regarding privacy and surveillance, broadband access, net neutrality, and more.

And our second speaker is Antonio Adams, senior advisor at Southern California Edison, responsible for developing security solutions helping to ensure reliability of electricity to more than 15 million users. Additionally, he serves in the US Navy Reserves as an Intelligence Professional with 17 years of total service.

Before working for Southern California Edison, Antonio served as the Senior Intelligence Officer for Cyber in Asia and Critical Infrastructure at the Director of National Intelligence. He holds a Bachelors Degree in International Security from San Diego State University, a Master’s degree in Cybersecurity from Norfolk State University. He is currently completing his Executive MBA at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Meeting details once again: We’ll meet on Zoom Wednesday July 7 at 7 pm, with pre-meeting socialization at 6:30 pm. All are welcome. Here’s the Zoom link. Join us!

P.S We’ve penciled in a Zoom meeting for August, on the 4th, and we’re optimistic we’ll get to see all of you in person once again for our September meeting, on the 1st of the month.

Author: Mitch Wagner

Just another monkey with a phone.

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