It's National Cyber Security Awareness Month in the US, and a group of companies, government entities, and nonprofit organizations kicked it off with some research. The survey from McAfee and the nonprofit National Cyber Security Alliance found that 90% of people surveyed responded "not completely" when asked how safe they feel from "viruses, malware and hackers while on the Internet." Their … [Read more...] about State of cybersecurity concerns: Study
Smokey Bear has been replaced. Well, at least his slogan. A broad coalition of federal government agencies, businesses, and cybersecurity advocates wants this slogan – "Stop. Think. Connect" – ringing in everybody's ears as reflexively as "Only YOU can prevent forest fires" once did (I don't want to admit that I remember that). Of course, not everyone finds the slogan compelling – see why it gets … [Read more...] about US’s huge new ‘Stop. Think. Connect’ campaign
US K-12 students aren't getting adequate instruction in "cyberethics, cybersafety, and cybersecurity," according to a just-released study sponsored by the National Cybersecurity Alliance and Microsoft released today. The survey, of more than 1,000 teachers, 400 administrators, and 200 tech coordinators, found that – although over 90% of administrators, teachers, and tech coordinators support … [Read more...] about How to teach Net safety, ethics, security? Blend them in!