Often Asked Questions: Are WE Becoming Too Paranoid About Cyber-Security?

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Are WE Becoming Too Paranoid About Cyber-Security?

This is a question I get asked very often, and I got remembered again by my online friend Doug PETERSON ===> @dougpete <=== about it on a Social-Media conversation (BTW: it’s called a “convo” on Twitter) on Twitter, check below please:

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Twitter Conversation about cyber-Security

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SO… As I can’t answer Doug’s very good question on a Twitter based conversation, as it would be too long, I took the challenge to create a new blog post here. And actually it inspired me to create a series of new blog posts with the TOPIC ===> Often Asked Questions:… <=== This was the introduction, now let us go for it…

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Shouldn’t WE Have A bit Of Paranoia Anyway!?

sharing-iconA good question back, isn’t it? My direct answer to this would be, YES! A healthy paranoia attitude, why!? Let us try to go a bit for Deep-THINKing if YOU permit 😉 Let us ALSO try to make a comparison between the Real-World and the Virtual-World (the internet). WHEN YOU take the time to compare both worlds YOU would find out that there really few differences, apart that the internet is technology driven and that WE connect global on instantly actions

===> BUT: Let us first admit that the Real-World and the Virtual-World have MORE positive attributes than negative ones!!! <===

Mausi-parapluie.

BUT ALSO: WE have to accept THAT WE are NOT gods, and therefore WE are ALSO on a status as ===> Nobody-Is-Perfect!!! <=== 

ALSO negative things as present in the Real-World are ALSO present in the Virtual-World, as WE copy ourselves ONLY into the Virtual-World with ALL OUR character

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Let us go for an ===> Visual walk <===  on what the internet is, try to follow me please:  YOU know what it means driving a car on the High way and the ===> Responsibility <=== about it, right!? YOU are driving together with hundreds of OTHERS on the same lane, OK? SO… NOW imagine (that is REALITY, anyway…), driving with millions together on the same ===> High Way <=== on a virtual view! Did I say virtual, YES! And that is exactly what happens WHEN YOU are ONLINE! YOU are driving virtually (YOUR computer…) with OTHERS on THE same Data-High-Way without seeing it, BUT that is REALITY!

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WHAT do the Governments worldwide say!? Check below, please:

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Cyber-security – a shared responsibility

========> Cyber-security – a shared responsibility <=======

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Check ALSO:

Coming back to the negative things as THEY are present in both worlds, let us be honest, as new born people into the Virtual-World  (mostly…), WE have to acknowledge THAT there is a STRONG (actually on 2014) dominance of the bad boys, the criminal ones!!! Don’t believe me? BETTER to check out the shown resources below, please:

Please, take YOUR time to UNDERSTAND the shown resources above, OTHERWISE YOU won’t get THEIR importance and YOU will go on with YOUR same question, which is NOT the goal of this blog post anyway! YOU SHOULD read it to get the message and the answer to YOUR question 😉 To give YOU an answer to YOUR question, the BEST way is to read about it and to go for Deep-THINKing anyway, NO ONE can convince YOU about WHAT YOU don’t want to accept, so build YOUR own Mentality about it through the published facts 😉

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Meanwhile listen to the music below… Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel)

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As the title of the music video tells us “Bridge Over Troubled Waters“, it is exactly THAT what this blog post wants to bring over! Trying to get YOU convinced about the present dangers , to make YOU aware about the present dangers (OH YES, there are MORE as YOU might expect…) and to SHOW YOU as well WHERE those dangers are and making YOU fit to fight against THOSE dangers, to make YOU responsible “Digital-Citizens“! YES, the word RESPONSIBILITY is being used again, YOU SHOULD remember it 😉

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I invite YOU ALSO to read my following blog posts as well, please:

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WHEN coming back to the TOPIC ===> Are WE Becoming Too Paranoid About Cyber-Security? <=== I think that YOU, after reading the above mentioned, that YOUR question is answered and that YOU go for a ===> Community-Mentality <=== as it is THIS what would fight against the bad boys

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Keywords:  often asked questions, what do people think about Cyber-Security, Mac Mentality, I installed Antivirus & Firewall, I am secure, Cyber-Security is ONLY for paranoia people, Cyber-Security is ONLY a hype, Sharing Responsibility, community, Critical Thinking, Proactive Thinking, any device as Cyber-Weapon possibility, patriotism, holistic view, selfish mentality, community mentality, Technology and maintenance as well as Safety and Security, Education’s Responsibility, everybody’s Responsibility, Curation about Cyber-Security, it’s ONLY ALL about commercial to sell…, Cyber-Espionage, NEUTRALITY of the internet?, Privacy, 20th Century Mentality expressed through 21st Century Technology,

 

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


 

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