The well-rounded panel of speakers included Lieutenant Barry Leese from the Maryland State Police Department; Clifford Stoddard, Jr., Anne Arundel County Assistant State's Attorney, White Collar/Computer Crimes Division; Brian J. Zwit, America Online (AOL), Director of Integrity Assurance, and Alen J. Shapiro, President, Design One Corporation.
opening remarks with humor stating, "You are the weakest link," referencing the ever-popular television game show to security on your own personal computer.He noted that unless you run an Internet Service Provider (ISP) or are the managing partner or one of the technical staff, you only have control over your computer and your actions.
Although Internet users cannot know all the rules, he
did offer these seven security tips:
Use virus protection software.
Be cautious of e-mail containing hyperlinks, particularly those from unknown senders.
Use strong passwords.