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In response to the recent security breaches at various retailers and other Internet businesses, along with ongoing cell phone safety concerns, Teaneck Councilmen Elie Y. Katz and Yitz Stern will host a special program entitled “Staying Safe in a High Tech World” on Thursday evening.
“Recent news stories regarding the widespread theft of personal and financial information from the databases of several national retailers serves as a strong reminder that we need to continually educate ourselves so that we do our best to protect ourselves from these threats,” said Stern.
The event will be held on Feb. 20 at 7:15 p.m. at the Richard Rodda Community Center, 250 Colonial Ct., Teaneck. Scheduled speakers include Teaneck Police Chief Robert Wilson, Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Brian Sinclair, and Aziza Salikhov and Brian Morgenstern, investigators from the Cyber Fraud Unit of the state Attorney General’s Division of Consumer Affairs.
Topics will include sexting, bullying, inappropriate conversations, online banking, online purchasing, e-mail dos and don’ts, usernames and passwords, phishing, malware and identity theft. The public safety professionals will also be available to answer questions from the audience. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
“As more of our population gets out into the cyber world, the potential for personal and financial harm continues to grow. This is especially true for our children, as they become more tech-savvy on a daily basis,” Katz said. “With a little foresight, we can protect ourselves from many potential issues.”