Ask the Security Guy

Join IMT's Shawn Kohrman and Holly Magnuson on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 11AM for our Google Hangout where we discuss current events that affect your online security and ways to protect yourself online.  

Attendees are encouraged to submit any security questions during the presentation.  

Ask the Security Guy / May 2017

posted May 22, 2017, 6:10 PM by Shawn Kohrman

Phishing Attacks on Gmail Accounts
Shawn and Holly talk about the May 3rd phishing campaign targeting Gmail users. Learn how this attacked worked and what you can do to protect yourself from future similar attacks.

Ask the Security Guy / April 2017

posted Apr 6, 2017, 12:58 PM by Shawn Kohrman

Apple vs. Turkish Hackers
You may have heard that Apple was contacted by a Turkish hacker group, threatening to remote wipe a large number of Apple devices if their ransom demands were not met. Learn what is going on and what you can do to protect your Apple devices.


Ask the Security Guy / February 2017

posted Apr 6, 2017, 12:57 PM by Shawn Kohrman

Phishing Is Getting More Sophisticated
We all know about phishing and some of us have become proficient at recognizing bogus emails. That’s great! The bad news, hackers are raising the stakes and getting more sophisticated in their attacks. Security Expert Shawn Kohrman shares about the newest attacks and what we should do to protect ourselves. 


Ask the Security Guy / January 2017

posted Apr 6, 2017, 12:54 PM by Shawn Kohrman   [ updated Apr 6, 2017, 12:54 PM ]

2017 Cyber Security Predictions
As we start this new year, Shawn Kohrman, APU’s own security expert, will look at the types of security threats we can expect in 2017. He will also give us practical ideas and tools to best protect ourselves and our information.


Ask the Security Guy / December 2016

posted Dec 8, 2016, 12:45 PM by Shawn Kohrman

Looking Back at 2016
In January of this year, security expert Shawn Kohrman gave his security threat predictions for 2016. It is time to look back at this year and see how well Shawn did on his predictions.

Missed his predictions? You still have time to watch the January 2016 Ask the Security Guy episode.


Ask the Security Guy / November 2016

posted Dec 8, 2016, 12:43 PM by Shawn Kohrman

Holiday Shopping and Data Breaches
With the holiday shopping season just around the corner security expert, Shawn Kohrman, reminds us of the potential pitfalls of the season and how to protect ourselves.

Shawn will also be looking at Windows Defender, an application that comes with Windows 10 that is designed to protect your computer from spyware, malware, and other security threats. But is it enough to really protect your computer? Shawn will share his thoughts about this program.

Finally, Shawn will share about the top 10 most damaging data breaches of 2016. He’ll talk about what they were and the impact on society.


Ask the Security Guy / October 2016

posted Dec 8, 2016, 12:41 PM by Shawn Kohrman

Identity Theft Victim
It’s not a case of IF you will be a victim of identity theft but when will it happen. Learn what happened when our security guy, Shawn Kohrman, found that he was a victim of identity theft. Shawn will talk about how it probably happened and the steps he has taken in light of this event.


Ask the Security Guy / September 2016

posted Dec 8, 2016, 12:39 PM by Shawn Kohrman

Siri, Cortana, and Google Now
This morning, Wednesday, September 7th at 11:00 a.m. Shawn Kohrman will be talking about Siri, Cortana, and Google Now. How do these personal assistants work and what do the companies do with your information.


Ask the Security Guy / August 2016

posted Dec 8, 2016, 12:36 PM by Shawn Kohrman

Hunting Pokémon 
It seems as though everyone in America is playing Pokémon Go. For now, our best estimate is about 9.5 million daily active users.  So what’s the big deal? Security expert, Shawn Kohrman, takes a look at the game and the potential impact it could have on your security.  

Ask the Security Guy / July 2016

posted Jul 27, 2016, 9:29 AM by Shawn Kohrman

IRS Breach

USA Today reported a cyber attack on the IRS that gave access to over 700,000 taxpayer accounts. What could this breach mean for you? This month, security expert Shawn Kohrman takes a look at the IRS breach. He will provide helpful tips to help you protect your identity and share what to do if you are a victim of identity theft.


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