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??
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.
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--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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Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
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Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
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