U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association

Good Cyber Practices for the End User Mini-Course

Cyber Security

Plan on joining this mini-course to learn good cybersecurity habits to apply and lower your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft, being held hostage by a ransomware attack or having your credit card exploited.

This mini-course is designed to answer a home user’s questions, such as:

  • Can I tell if my email has been accessed?
  • Am I the victim of spyware?
  • Can password managers be trusted?
  • How strong is point-to-point encryption, tunneling?
  • Is there point-to-point encryption for email?
  • How secure is the password protection for PDFs, spreadsheets, etc.?
  • Should I keep my email password on my smartphone?
  • How do I check if I can trust a cyber “help” service I found on-line?
  • What is at risk if I allow another party remote operational access to my machine, even while I watch?


  1. Please keep in mind that covering good cyber practices that will keep you safe on-line will consume the time allotted.
  2. Topics such as running software applications are beyond our scope.

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16 June or 17 June


Yes, we know there is a lot of uncertainty with regards to COVID and how it may impact the 2021 reunion. The reunion hosts and NCVA Board are monitoring closely. We will provide updates as 2021 begins and the reunion cancellation deadlines approach. For now, we continue preparations for the reunion and encourage all who are considering attending to go ahead and register.