How safe is your mobile device? Your home computer? Your small-business network?

cyber security at home
Cyber security at home. Image created by Indiana state government.

UPDATE: This relevant article was published today, January 3, 2018, in The New York Times: Researchers Discover Two Major Flaws in the World’s Computers.

Have you ever watched your phone screen light up, and then read these words: “A user with your Apple ID is attempting to sign on to XXXX. Do you approve?”

Yikes! Are you about to be hacked? What do you do next? Do you have time to fend off an attack?

On the next Hometown Alaska, we invite local FBI agents with expertise in maintaining home and personal cyber security, as well as deep experience in best practices for small businesses. They’ll offer up-to-date tips on how to keep your home router secure, how to check for malware on your desktop, how to maintain a safe mobile device, and how to scale all of that up for small business. They’ll also share some scary local stories about the kind of hacking happening right here in Alaska. Your questions and experiences are welcome, so join this important community conversation.



HOSTKathleen McCoy


  • FBI agents: Elliott Peterson and Doug Klein
  • Listeners and callers



To request information or a presentation on how to keep your small business secure online, contact the FBI through Staci Feger-Pellessier at



  • Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752 (statewide) during the live broadcast (2:00 – 3:00pm)
  • Send e-mail to before, during or after the live broadcast (e-mails may be read on air)
  • Post your comment or question below (comments may be read on air)

LIVE: Wednesday, January 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

REPEAT: Wednesday, January 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.


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