Etienne A. Gibbs Beefs Up His Public Seminars During National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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Although the Internet basically provides a positive and productive experience, cyber-attacks against our personal privacy and security are reaching epidemic proportions. These attacks are occurring in our own homes and businesses. Our own computers are being used as zombies to attack other people, businesses, and even our nation itself. As average Internet users, we may not be aware of these threats nor have any idea about the dramatically increasing risks we face whenever we connect to the Internet using public computers, our private or business computers, or our own laptops in public places.

Etienne A. Gibbs, an Internet Safety Advocate and Educator, helps pc users and small business owners fight hackers, viruses, spyware and other cybercriminal attacks with his series of free seminars. In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Mr. Gibbs will be conducting additional free seminars at the Davenport Public Library, churches, schools, and other organizations throughout the Quad Cities Area. Topics to be covered at the Davenport Public Library include adware, malware, drive-by hacking, identity and obituary theft, keylogging software, scams, scammers, viruses, worms, zombie computers, and more.

Why has Mr. Gibbs decided to become an Internet Safety Advocate and Educator? "I became annoyed after my computer was shut down by a hacker, virus, or spyware just before Thanksgiving Day of 2007", explains Mr. Gibbs. "It was even more annoying that, with the technical support from the manufacturer of my computer, it cost me over $100.00 to learn that, after 5 hours over 2 nights of trial and error, the solution was to delete my compromised Windows XP software and reinstall a new one, something I could have done on my own and in less time. Thus, with my computer being inoperative for almost a week, it cost me time and money." He was the lucky one; he lost only time and money. His identity and personal information, luckily, were not compromised.

Subsequently, Mr. Gibbs decided to learn all he could about the dark side of the internet, the protection options available, and comprehensive managed security services. Ultimately, he subscribed to such a service. "Since then, my computer has not been compromised. It's been attacked countless times, but it hasn't been compromised. Not ever!", proudly proclaims Mr. Gibbs.

One of the many things Mr. Gibbs has learned is that, although the Internet basically provides a positive and productive experience, cyber-attacks against our personal privacy and security are reaching epidemic proportions. These attacks are occurring in our own homes and businesses. Our own computers are being used as zombies to attack other people, businesses, and even our nation itself.

As average Internet users, the public may not be aware of these threats nor has any idea about the dramatically increasing risks they face whenever they connect to the Internet using public computers, their private or business computers, or their own laptops in public places.

You might have been attacked yourself or you might have read any of the online articles Mr. Gibbs has written warning, educating, and protecting the public. Having published close to 100 articles across the internet, many of them have been translated into at least 8 foreign languages.

Now on a campaign for internet safety awareness and protection, Mr. Gibbs' mission is to bring critical awareness to individuals, families, and small business owners, and to provide access to the necessary tools and ongoing expertise to secure computers and help the public stay protected.

Additionally, Mr. Gibbs hosts an online talk show that debuted online July 5, 2008. It aired every Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Central Time, until February of this year when he took time out to attend to asthma-related complications. About to resume following his medical hiatus, Mr. Gibbs is looking for guests, particularly folks who have been victims of hackers, viruses, spyware or any other cybercriminal attacks. "I will devote the entire hour to interviewing my guests about lessons they have learned in addition to offering tips about staying safe online."

Just go to http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/StayingSafeOnline for full details.

Mr. Gibbs further adds, "I invite you to join the many thousands of others who have tested their computers, discovered these threats are real, and taken the necessary steps to protect themselves."

Visit his website for a free test to learn if hackers, viruses, and spyware are hiding in your computer. Just go to http://www.SayNotoHackersandSpyware.com for your free test and articles.

"Now that you're aware of these issues", as Mr. Gibbs is quick to add, "share this vital information with your family, friends, and community. Together, we can reach many millions of people and inform them about the threats to their privacy and security, and help them get the protection they desperately need."

At the close of his show and the end of his articles Mr. Gibbs signs off with his favorite quote, "Remember: When you are educated and well-armed, you say 'No!' to hackers, viruses, and spyware. As a result, everyone wins! When you don't, we all lose."

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Etienne A. Gibbs
Telephone: 563-299-3778
Website: http://www.SayNotoHackersandSpyware.com
Talk Show: http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/StayingSafeOnline

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