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Stay safe online with cybersecurity tips from CLC

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Oct 01, 2021

During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October, College of Lake County (CLC) looks to raise awareness and provide tips about the importance of cybersecurity online through virtual sessions. These sessions are just one of the many services the college offers the local community to ensure Lake County has the resources it needs.

“To quote Benjamin Franklin, when it comes to cybersecurity, ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,’” said Byron Sosa, CLC director of cybersecurity. “Just like changing the oil or the wipers for your car, your PCs, laptops, tablets and phones also need some maintenance to ensure they are operating efficiently and securely.”

Student on computerSosa, a 20+-year cybersecurity professional, is one of the presenters during this year’s sessions along with Greg Kozak, chief information officer at CLC. Get a new tip every Wednesday in October in one of the following sessions from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.:

  • Oct. 6: Cybersecurity 101: How Can I Reduce My Personal Cybersecurity Risk? Presented by Byron Sosa, CLC director of cybersecurity
  • Oct. 13: Getting passwords right: A simple way to achieve the nirvana of easy to use, secure, strong and unique passwords on every site. Presented by Greg Kozak, CLC chief information officer
  • Oct. 20: Data Privacy: What Is It and Why Should I Care? Presented by Byron Sosa, CLC director of cybersecurity
  • Oct. 27: Cybersecurity Threat Landscape Overview: What Can I Do to Protect Myself? Presented by Member of the FBI’s Chicago office

To register for these events, email

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.