“Technology for our Everyday Lives” will be the topic at an Altrusa meeting on Wednesday, January 27.
Speaker Dan Thompson, chief technical correspondent for WBIR-TV in Knoxville, will look at how technology can enhance our daily lives, but also how some “unwanteds” may have crept in, a press release said.
Thompson will discuss security for our online lives, as well as some ideas on how to communicate this to children. He’ll cover social media profiles, content filtering for our homes, and how to deal with those annoying phone calls from “Microsoft” insisting that something is wrong with your computer.
As a senior analyst for 451 Research, Thompson provides insight into the multi-tenant datacenter market space. He has spent 15 years as a practitioner in the information technology (IT) industry, the last 10 of which were spent at a top managed/cloud service provider, the press release said.
Thompson has worn many hats in the IT world, from systems administration to management, and was most recently an enterprise architect. He holds degrees in network security and forensics, and information technology.
Meetings are held in the salons of the Oak Ridge Doubletree Hotel. Reservations are required. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. with a $14 buffet starting at 11:45. A short business meeting and program start promptly at noon. Reservations may be made by email at [email protected] by noon on the Monday before the meeting.
Altrusa International is a service organization whose members focus on leadership, partnership, and service with an emphasis on literacy education and providing educational scholarships. Altrusa supports local nonprofit programs including CASA of the Tennessee Heartland, a yearly literacy luncheon and the Free Medical Clinic free book bookcase.
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I don’t know if it’s the best or only solution, but I’ll tell you how I deal with those annoying calls from scammers pretending to be from Microsoft: I hang up on them.