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Cybersecurity Is a People Problem

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Hospice_Houngbo
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Re: RE : Cybersecurity Is a People Problem
Hospice_Houngbo   9/19/2011 2:25:10 PM
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@tirlapur: I understand your point. I was just saying that this should not be used to justify users "carelessness" online. Shortened urls are just a minor part of the problem.

tirlapur
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Re: RE : Cybersecurity Is a People Problem
tirlapur   9/19/2011 1:28:36 PM
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Users being confused with shortened links might not be a valid argument.

@Hospice_Houngbo I disagree with you on this point. Even McAfee acknowledged the threat and is offering safer URL shorteners.

Hospice_Houngbo
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Re: RE : Cybersecurity Is a People Problem
Hospice_Houngbo   9/19/2011 1:10:11 PM
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@tirlapur: Users being confused with shortened links might not be a valid argument. These "people's security related issues" have existed for long even before the widespread use of URL shortners.

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Re: RE : Cybersecurity Is a People Problem
eemom   9/19/2011 1:03:38 PM
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This is truly scary.  We adults can click on the wrong link and get hacked.  What about teens and pre-teens?  They are constantly on these social network site, mine use my computer. How do you educate that generation on how to deal with a multitude of situation, some you don't even know or have not yet been explored??

tirlapur
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RE : Cybersecurity Is a People Problem
tirlapur   9/19/2011 3:34:09 AM
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The most frequent types of problems coming in through these gaps are associated with a well-meaning user clicking on the wrong link.

@Barbara, I feel one of the major reasons for users clicking wrong links is because of URL shortners. because when the user looks at the short URL he doesn't know what link he is clicking.

JADEN
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Awareness
JADEN   9/17/2011 8:22:10 PM
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Human errors are more responsible for data breaches than hacking, I think people need to be aware of this.  The level of awareness of cybersecurity issues is far below that of public health.  If possible cybersecurity posters at public internet cafe', awareness on social networking sites, is very important.

Nemos
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Re: It is NOT just a click
Nemos   9/17/2011 7:44:39 PM
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Education is the base of everything ."Moderation is best" On occasions where neither too much nor too little is a good choice. We can add internet and social Media to this "rule" also.

Adeniji Kayode
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Adeniji Kayode   9/16/2011 12:48:53 PM
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You are right, security is a big issue when you talk about internet. the question is can ti ever be resolved, It is not a matter of "rules are made top be broken"

Susan Fourtané
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Think before you click
Susan Fourtané   9/16/2011 10:44:09 AM
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Thinking before clickling is the logical thing to do, or at least it's what it should be done.

The reason why sometimes in social medial so many people just go on clicking on every shortened link it appears in front of them is the speed of the message torrent. Let's take Twitter, even I have found myself clicking on some links that direct to spam. It's then when I think "I didn't think!" 

Cybercriminals see it easy to hack businesses or individuals because some of these devoted professionals of the cybercrime have been smart and good security IT professionals once, who have turned into the dark side at some point for a variety of reasons. 

Some argue that money is one of the main issues -well, not surprising in times of economical depression. It has been said that cybercrime moves more money than drug dealing, so go figure. And of course very few people think of the ethics of the matter. 

Educating the users in how to protect themselves and their devices is the best practice. It should be promoted and supported as much as possible. 

-Susan 

 

Barbara Jorgensen
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Re: It's not just a click
Barbara Jorgensen   9/16/2011 10:18:38 AM
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Susan--you said it! Sometimes I have to remind myself who our readers are--businesses. The best thing trade publishing ever did for me was to drill home "know your audience". But the consumer side of me occasionally has to rant about some of the things going on behind the curtain. But it has all made me a smarter consumer (I hope) :-)

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