As an Internet Safety expert and professional hacker, I’ve been a witness to the good and dark side of the Internet. What is a gateway to connect socially and to learn has also become a haven for cyberbullies and predators intend on harming our children and taking advantage of our senior citizens. Protecting families has become my passion. Now, I’m offering an ongoing video series with up to date simple tips and tricks and “insider secrets” for protecting families who are increasingly online.
My videos will show you the Internet’s dark side many of our children are experiencing while online and connecting through social media sites. I’ll show you how to Google yourself, search out fake profiles, recognize changes in the behaviours of family members, how to block objectionable material, create unbreakable passwords - encouraging us all to assume a safety mindset toward the Internet.
Here's what you'll learn...
Tightening Your Computer Security: I often inspect computers which have already been infected. This is because these computers have too much “access enabled” that easily facilitates a virus infection. I’ll walk you through how to correct this on a Mac and PC. We’ll perform a checkup to make sure your browser is configured for safe and convenient browsing. I’ll guide you using simple tools that allows you to find out if you’ve already been hacked or being spied on by hackers, or by someone you already know. I’ll also walk you through step-by-step how to create an unbreakable password.
Staying Safe Online: In this module, I’ll explain why and how hackers and scammers are targeting and tricking you into clicking when you shouldn’t. I’ll teach you how Internet predators groom children and who are profiled as the perfect victims. I’ll even show you how to search for unknown information about yourself.
Social Networking safety: Here I’ll walk you through how to lock down your personal accounts on the most popular social media sites. I’ll even walk you through step by step how to perform a Facebook privacy checkup, and how to spot a fake profile. This is very handy to use on dating sites. I’m sure you’d rather learn to do a few clicks rather than risking going on that date.
Addressing Cyber Bullying, Revenge Porn and Sextortion: In this “Cyber Bullying, Revenge Porn and Sextortion” module, we’ll cover what it is, its seriousness and how to properly and safely respond to cyber harassment.
Mobile Security: Your entire world is on your mobile device. In this “Mobile Security” module, I’m will guide you on how to secure your device and set it up for “self-destruct mode” if it was lost or if someone is trying to crack your code. I’ll teach you how to enable automated backups, and finally how not to get bill shock whenever you lend your child your phone.
Internet Scams: I’ll show you how to avoid getting hacked or scammed by dissecting a few sample emails I’ve received over the years. We’ll discuss a very serious type of malware called Ransomware that generates billions of dollars for cyber criminals.
Solutions and Strategies: In this “solutions and strategies” modules, we’ll talk about how parents and children can work together and share online experiences to facilitate online safety. I’ll discuss monitoring tools to install on your PC or router so that you can trust and verify what your children are doing online.
Conclusion: I’ll offer you my two cents on what threats are on the horizon, for example, when your fridge, toaster and car are connected into the Internet.
Terry Cutler is a government-cleared cybersecurity expert (a certified ethical hacker), the Director of Cybersecurity at SIRCO Investigation and Protection, and the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the IT security and data defense firm Cyology Labs™ in Montréal, Canada. He specializes in the anticipation, assessment, and prevention of security breaches for governments, corporations, businesses, and consumers, as well as Internet Safety for Children.
As an award-winning information security strategist for almost 20 years, Mr. Cutler has advised some of Canada’s largest companies on how to prevent and remedy internal and external security penetration. For the general public, he developed an effective on-line learning program arranged in modules and updated regularly to keep up with the rapidly changing digital landscape in which “wild-west” internet bandits constantly seek and find ways to break into our lives.
Terry Cutler is a frequent contributor to national media reportage about cyber-crime, spying, security failures, internet scams, and the real social network dangers that families and individuals face every day.
Terry Cutler has coined the term Cyologist™ to describe what he does. His mission is to “help individuals and corporations protect themselves from data breaches and other online cyber threats through his videos, media appearances, coaching products and consulting services.”