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Being Bulletproof Online Version 2 – April 2023

What and When?:  A 5-day course on becoming better protected online, running
between 9:30am to 12:00pm in April 2023 on the following days:
– Tuesday 11th
– Wednesday 12th
– Monday 17th
– Wednesday 19th
– Thursday 20th
Where?: Melton South Community Centre
Cost?: $150, includes manuals and other materials
Book: Call or text Paul on 0401 268 321
Socials: www.linktr.ee/hobstar

You’ll receive up-to-date information on protecting your digital life, easy-to-follow handouts and access to exclusive video content as well!

As part of the class, you’ll practice all of the Cyber Saving techniques that we cover. You’ll walk away being better protected than approximately 90% of all internet users (with only 21% of the population currently using password managers and 31% of users enabling a VPN)

Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops if desired or use a one provided as a courtesy. Feel free to bring your mobile devices as well (bring chargers)

Day 1:1a. Fundamentals
A look at the numbers and why we should care. Understanding the threats and how to defend against them.1b. Behaviours
How to spot a scam and what to do to prevent getting them. Changing your behaviours and identifying malicious actors.
Day 2:Browsers, Plug-ins and Software
Setting up your computer and mobile devices to be safer online. As browsers are our main “window to the Internet” we should put some curtains on them.Day 3:Password Managers
What makes a good password and how secure is yours?
Start using the best free option!
Day 4:VPNs and Mobile
VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) are a move advanced and robust step to being protected online. Also, more info on mobile devices and the potential threat surfaces they create.Day 5:Backups
You always have one less than you need. Learn how to secure an online and an offline backup.

Being Bulletproof Online was a great success in 2022

Thanks to everyone that signed up and came along. The sessions were well received and I will tweak the material in the future to make the training EVEN BETTER!

You can view the video of the first session here: https://youtu.be/g94-UYfbKdI
You can view the additional reading material here: https://hobstar.io/training/bulletproof-online-resources/

You can also now “buy me a coffee” which is a way you can donate a few dollars if you would like to encourage me to make more fantastic courses and training resources: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hobstar


NEW!

I’ve created an app where you can gain access to exclusive content for all of my courses. It’s still a work in progress (as of Q3 2022) It is free to use and will allow you to watch short videos on different topics and activities that will boost your learning and supplement the in-class materials if you are taking on of my courses. I am not able to collect any personal information about you via this app, no data is stored unless you enter ‘class notes’ or ‘comments’ but it is never linked to your account.

You can access it on any device, iPhone, Android phone, laptop or desktop computer with the QR code below (some phones don’t play nice) or, from the link below (type it into your browser). Finally, if you are still having issues, I can txt or email you a link. Email me at hobstar@protonmail.com or visit my site for the link as well http://www.hobstar.io

I’d love feedback on your experiences and even any testimonials that you would be willing to provide.

https://hobstaracademy.glide.page/


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Warm Regards,

Paul