Newspaper columns by Dave Moore, weekly columnist for the Norman Transcript since 2005.
Smart phones and tablet computers are increasingly becoming the prime ways people connect to the Internet. They have also become prime targets in the sights of the Internet bad guys, who aim to steal, cheat, trick and destroy, just like they have for years against the...read more
One thing you can count on with computers (which includes smartphones, tablets and iPads) is that things will always change; they will never stay the same for very long. With computers, there will always be something to add, update, upgrade or replace. Monthly...read more
If you bought a car, and it broke down and exploded, would you buy the same make and model, again? Well, OK, so maybe you would. Maybe you would think its problems were just a fluke, and surely couldn't happen, again. But if your second same-make-and-model car broke...read more
Critical Security Control #3, as proposed by the Center for Internet Security (CIS), is called Secure Configurations for Hardware and Software on Mobile Devices, Laptops, Workstations, and Servers. This nerdy, wordy tome is written mainly for I.T. security pros and...read more
Continuing last week’s discussion of “Foundational cyber hygiene,” let’s look at the first five “Critical Security Controls” proposed by the Center for Internet Security (CIS). A good understanding of these controls is important to your safety on the Internet. The...read more
I have been teaching my class two or three times a year at the Norman Public Library since 2008.
Beginning February, 2012, I toured Oklahoma, teaching my class at libraries around the state.
I also taught September 25th, 2012, at Republic Bank & Trust in Norman, OK.
Following that, the class was presented at the Norman Public Library on March 26, 2013, with 126 people attending, February 12, 2014, with 168 people attending, and November 12, 2014, with 130 attendees; also January 19, 2016, with 120 attendees. These appearances were also sponsored by Republic Bank & Trust.
My tour of public libraries in the first part of 2012 was made possible with sponsorship from Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO). The 2012 Library Class Itinerary included:
- February 7, Moore Public Library, Moore, OK.
- February 13, Belle Isle Library, Oklahoma City.
- February 27, Choctaw Library, Choctaw, OK.
- March 1, Mustang Public Library, Mustang, OK.
- March 5, Del City Library, Del City, OK.
- March 12, Edmond Library, Edmond, OK.
- March 19, Southern Oaks Library, Oklahoma City.
- March 26, Bethany Library, Bethany, OK.
- April 3, Will Rogers Library, Claremore, OK.
- April 4, Bartlett-Carnegie Sapulpa Public Library, Sapulpa, OK.