I spent part of the weekend reading up about the security breach which took personal data of an estimated 500 million Yahoo users.  Then I spent time following Yahoo's instructions and changing my passwords.  With such a huge number of users compromised, I'm feeling quite vulnerable with my information out there accessed for presumably nefarious reasons.

If cyber security is on your mind and you'd like to learn how to use the internet safely, you might want to attend an upcoming workshop.  “Detecting and Protecting Your Digital Footprint at Work, Home, and on the Road” will be presented at the Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library on Thursday, September 29th at 7pm.

Robert J. Lackie, professor and librarian at Rider University, Lawrence Township, will talk about identity theft and what we can do to protect ourselves from cybercrimes.

Lackie will discuss social networking sites, personal information and search engines, and the computers we use at home and at work: our digital footprint.

He'll give advice on surfing safely at home, work, and while travelling.  He'll also talk about resources available which can help protect privacy.

There's no cost to attend but you do need to register.  You can call 732-477-4513 or go to the library’s website www.theoceancountylibrary.org , click on the “Events & News” icon, and then click on “Calendar of Events.”

Do you worry about cyber attacks and identity theft?