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Posted on: February 19, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Washtenaw County Offers Residents Free Online Cyber Security Training

County Press Release




Date:  February 18, 2020 

For Immediate Release 


For more information contact: 


Lisa Moutinho – Washtenaw County Public Information Officer     734-222-6731         [email protected]  




Online threats are constantly evolving, so Washtenaw County’s Office of Information Technology is proud to partner with Wizer to help educate and inform our residents. 


WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI:  The internet has become a necessity in our lives.  We use it daily to communicate with one another, read or watch news, do homework, shop, work from home and pay our bills.  It is important to know how to use it safely, so we can protect our identity and our assets.   


Through a series of short, 1-2-minute videos, Washtenaw County residents will learn about: 


• Gaming Safely  

• 2 Factor Authentication 

• Gift Cards 

• Identity Theft 

• Job Scams 

• Sexting 

• Smart Devices 

• Security Questions  

• Social Media Logins  


Tutorials will be offered on: 


• Smart Home Technology  

• Safe Online Shopping 

• A Guide for Senior Citizens 

• A Guide for Kids and Teens 

• How to set up Two Factor Authentication  


“I’m proud to offer these informative videos to all of our residents,’ states Gabe LeBlanc, Washtenaw County’s Chief Information Security Officer, ‘and I’m grateful that Wizer feels so strongly about cyber security that they provide this training to us at no cost.  Our children and our senior citizens are two vulnerable age groups that often fall prey to common online threats; these videos are designed to help foster a dialogue between generations, so all users feel comfortable discussing the appropriate use of technology and reporting questionable interactions or content.”   

You may view the tutorials by clicking here, please check back often as more content will be added.   

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