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Newspaper columns by Dave Moore, weekly columnist for the Norman Transcript since 2005.

Happy Cyber Security Awareness Month

Although not an official part of the holiday season, having October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a good thing. If people can take an awareness of cyber security and turn it into positive actions, maybe the good guys can win the war for the Internet....

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Feds ban Kaspersky Antivirus

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has effectively banned all government agencies from using products made by Russian antivirus company Kaspersky Lab. DHS Secretary Elaine Duke has issued a Binding Operational Directive (BOD) directing Federal Executive Branch...

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Are the viruses really gone?

The war against malware (short for "malicious software") like viruses, spyware and rootkits is a constant cat-and-mouse game between malware writers and distributors (the "bad guys") and those who write, update and use antivirus and antispyware protection tools (the...

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Take action, the Equifax hack may be “the big one”

If there's one word I'm tired of hearing, it's the word "breach." If masked thugs with machine guns hold up a bank, does the news media call it a "breach?" If a burglar breaks into your house and robs you blind, do you call 9-1-1 and cry, "I've suffered a breach!" If...

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Employees still small business’ first line of defense

“There’s nothing important on my computer, so I don’t care too much about Internet security. Why would anyone want to mess with me?” “My business is too small for the big Internet crooks; why would they bother to hack my computers?” People express sentiments like...

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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.

Check out these awesome posters from past classes!