Senior Safety Online
They then told me their passwords 🙁 and I gave them a little advice on password strength. I offered to help clean the public computer, but they said the facility’s IT person was already planning to look at it. None of this game me the sense that I’d solved their problems though I was relieved that Page displayed some native caution in that she doesn’t use the computer for banking or any official business.
Having left the night behind with a vague feeling of inadequacy, I was exciting yesterday to see that Christopher Burgess, CEO at Prevendra and a man with a great store of security-related experience, has taken up the challenge of protecting elders who often approach the Internet with an innocence of bygone times that belies their great experience in other most walks of life.
In this, Christopher has found an important calling. As he puts it during an interview with Tripwire that provides excellent background on himself and project: “This demographic is quickly becoming a favorite target for cyber scammers because they are thought to be less savvy about technology uses, less informed about online safety precautions, and are more likely to be engaged in online financial transactions than their teenage counterparts.”