Cyber Security Awareness Month in the US of A
Article by George Norman
On 06 Oct 2009
If you were in Germany, this month would be all about drinking beer with your friends and singing loud drunken songs at Oktoberfest. For those living in the good old US of A, the month of October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The focus this month falls on keeping your computer safe and protected from harm. There are tons of online threats out there and they all would like nothing less than to infect your system for their own petty reasons.

Speaking of keeping your computer out of harm’s way, we played our part by coming up with a detailed and comprehensive tutorial entitled How to Keep your Computer Protected and Secure. On top of that, we’ve put together yet another tutorial that presents the telltale signs of spyware infection: How To Recognize Spyware Infection Signs.

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Last but not least, do not forget to check out the Remove Guide section here on FindMySoft – there you will see a large collection or rogue antispyware, rogue antivirus and generally misleading products that try to fool you into thinking their legitimate security software solutions. There’s not much else that I can tell you about this topic, but Senior Research Director with Eset, Jeff Debrosse, has:

“Today the current global Internet penetration rate stands at approximately 24%. With a global population of 6.7 billion, that equates to roughly 1.6 billion users on the Internet across the globe. At the current penetration rate, cybercrime has become pervasive, pandemic and increasingly connected with other parts of the criminal ecosystem. It ranges from the theft of an individual’s identity to the complete disruption of a country’s Internet connectivity due to a massive distributed attack against its networking and computing resources. The next one billion users on the Internet will not come from developed countries, but rather mostly from developing countries. Awareness, even simple levels of awareness, of various types of risks and cybercrime attacks can yield positive results. This is primarily due to the fact that the weakest link in the “security chain” is, correctly, always quoted as being the end user. The additional one billion users on the Internet will be considered “fresh targets” by the cybercriminals.”

You can visit the National Cyber Security Awareness Month webpage here
Google has even created a Cyber Security Awareness Channel on YouTube
here.



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