January  2006      Vol. 15, No. 1  REAP HOME PAGE  A publication of the Center for Rural Affairs    
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REAP Associations Learn about Computer Security

Kimberly Pate, adjunct instructor at Peru State College, presented workshops on Internet Security to the Nemaha County Business Assistance Team (NCBAT) and Richardson County Business Development Association (RCBDA) in October and November. Pate will be presenting to the Otoe County Micro Business Development Association in Nebraska City on January 9 at the Otoe County Bank starting at 7:00 p.m.

Stressing the importance of understanding the risks computer virus and spam mail have on the operation of your computer, Pate described the different ways a computer could become infected with virus, spam, and spyware. She provided participants with links to sites where computer users could download free software to assist in protecting their computers and to rid their computers of virus and spyware.

Preventive maintenance is the key to keeping your computer safe; make sure you have good software protection that protects your computer from virusís as well as spyware and spam mail. Pate has a Masters Degree in Information Technology with an emphasis in Internet Security.

Contact: Janelle Moran, REAP Southeast 2 Business Specialist, janellemoran@diodecom.net or 402.335.3675 for more information.
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