Computer Security for Personal Computers
presented by Allan Lam
Friday, February 15, 2013 at 10 a.m.

Allan Lam is passionate about assisting people understand ways to be safer when using computers and other technologies to access the Internet. He will address basic security needs of everyday users in the home and will discuss 3-5 best practices to help reduce the risks of using the internet that you could do immediately to make your home computer safer. In addition to the list of best practices he will be presenting; he also recommends visiting Stay Safe Online ( for additional up-to-date information and references.

Allan Lam has worked in information technology field for the past 15 years; of that he has spent 10 years focused on enterprise information security. He served as a Senior Security Engineer for both RSA and EMC and currently as a Senior Security Analyst for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). He currently lends his expertise on implementation and research in risk management fields, from assistive technologies to sophisticated distributed-trust architectures to IT service management solutions. In addition to establishing the information risk and security governance framework for HMH, Allan also guided the deployment of several security management systems and led the development of business supporting technology initiatives. His expertise covers a diverse range of capabilities and interests but he is particularly passionate about user awareness of the benefits and risks with using information technology.

Small Business Owners: Allan will also be presenting a workshop on Wednesday April 17th at 5:30 p.m. that will address more specific needs and concerns of computer security for small businesses.