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CyberSecurity: I DON’T accept WHY people DON’T understand to apply Updates on THEIR computers & Smartphones as it is about Responsibility AND Cyber-Hygiene

CyberSecurity: I DON’T accept WHY people DON’T understand to apply Updates on THEIR computers & Smartphones as it is about Responsibility AND Cyber-Hygiene

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Let us talk about Hygiene…

Strange, I make an introduction about Hygiene in an Cyber-Security Blog, ISN’T it?!! Well, there is a reason behind:

WHEN WE use a computer, Smartphone and/or any OTHER technical device (such as cars as well…) WE need to take care of them! AND our body? The same: WE need to have the daily reflexes to make for sure that WE don’t expose it to invasions of bacteria, virus, etc. Examples given: brushing teeth, showers, washing the hands after a toilet go, washing the hands before and after a meal, etc. Wearing a Condom when having sex, a necessary protection! Well OUR condom for the technical devices is the Anti-Virus, a MUST for Any-devices!!! Any-Devices, Apple as well?!!! YES!!! Please check the WHY in my Curation below please:

WE are used to these reflexes, aren’t WE?! At least WE should be!! SO, for computers, Laptops, Smartphones, tablets (iPads etc.), IoT devices (Smart-Home), WE should do the same, they costs a LOT of money and expensive stuff should get taken care of!! THE OTHER reason as well is, THAT WE are using the internet with THEM and so WE are meeting OTHER people with OUR technical device (which ever one it is…).

SO, that exactly the same as WHEN WE are meeting (as persons) OTHER people in Real-World: WHEN WE have a flu, WE will infect OTHER persons with it and an epidemic will occur!! WHEN OUR technical devices (which ever one it is…), connected to the internet, are NOT Up-To-date with the latest Updates they are vulnerable to threats (see it as a virus, e.g.) and once infected, WE will infect ALL the OTHERS as well (epidemic…)!!

As WE use these #AnyDevices with #AnyOS on a daily base, WE SHOULD be aware and develop a sense of Responsibility to protect each other! 

ICT RESPONSIBILITYWell, the above written is ONLY an introduction, please read my Blog posts in different languages (EN, FR, DE):

My courses about Cyber-Security were mandatory in Luxembourg (Europe) EDUcation in 2004, learn more here please:

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L’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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Cyber-Security Practice: Learn it in one week

Cyber-Security Practice: Learn it in one week

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Learning IT-Security

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Read, think, learn and share over Social Media… Security is everyone’s responsibility! We are ALL responsible for the Internet’s future!


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===> “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” Marie Curie <===


KEYWORDS FOR THIS FREE COURSE and what you will learn:

“Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.”

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Basics of Cyber-Security Practice, Proactive Thinking, Cyber-Hygiene, hygiene, Awareness, motivation, engagement, heroes, Security-Scouts, critical thinking, stay out of the box, adapt to new technologies, be aware of the malware, nobody is perfect, knowing the dangers and risks, responsibility, responsibility of School, responsibility of Education, responsibility of IT-Admin, responsibilities of BYOD users, Apple insecurity, Insecurity of Apps, Principals responsibilities, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), risks of BYOD, BYOD-Policy, IT-Security Infrastructure, Teacher-Parents Meeting, Cyberwar, Cyberwarfare, Government, Internet-Safety, IT-Security knowledge basics, UK govt encourages insurers to reward good IT security…

  • The weakest link in the Security Chain is the human! If you don’t respect certain advice you will get tricked by the Cyber-Criminals!

===> NOBODY is perfect! A security by 100% doesn’t exist! <===

===> “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” – Marie Curie – <===

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Protecting the organization’s network and its data from attack and misuse requires more than just a BYOD mentality; establishing secure, mobile-enabled operations requires a mobility access control program that includes corporate-provisioned, approved employee- and partner-owned devices as well as unmanaged guest devices.

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Learn in one week how to get Best protection/Introduction

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vdujwtjyx3uq-252anv-p2pnicubuculei01In previous blogs I have presented already the different security programs who help us to stay secure on Internet and not to infect others in the community because our computer is infected! The text below is just a reminder:

In the real world our car needs some maintenance and technical control to make sure that there is no danger to other participants in traffic (pedestrians and drivers…), so the same in the virtual world. Our computer is the “virtual car” who is driving on the “Data Highway” (Internet), it needs maintenance and especially care about IT-Security and safety

I will prepare seven (7) different blogs, one for each day of the week so you don’t need a lot of time to spend for installing the programs and to get used to them… These blogs will refer anyway to the already published blogs and/or would be a simple copy with practical advice and you can use them how you would like. One per day or if you have the necessary time, even more, up to you…

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Learn in one week how to get Best protection-The Practice

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programmerman-animatedI will divide the tasks through a whole week, so it will be very easy for you to find the necessary time to achieve them, those who have the necessary time can, of course, achieve more tasks…

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Day of the Week Web Address of Blog  Task  Necessary time
Monday Installing WOT + McAfee SiteAdvisor for knowing which websites are trustful and which ones are malicious!
“WOT” ALONE isn’t enough! My experience over years 😉
Windows + Mac5 minutes per program ONLY!
Tuesday Check if your browsers and its plugins are updated! Why should I?

Windows + Mac

5 minutes per browser ONLY!

Wednesday

 

Use BitDefender QuickScan and scan your computer! Find out if your computer is clean. It only takes a few seconds.Install Secunia Personal Software Inspector, which is checking and automating updates of Third Party Programs.

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Few minutes ONLY for both programs!

Thursday Install Security Score which helps you to know if you made ALL the necessary updates…

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5 minutes ONLY!

Friday Check any Friday if you got the latest updates! 10-15 minutes ONLY!
Saturday It’s Disk Encryption time: you need to install this software only once, so it’s ONLY a one time action!

Install an Encryption Software, I suggest the OpenSource Tool

 

Windows + Mac + LinuxSeveral hours…

Sunday: Use the Sunday for a relax check if everything is OK! It takes ONLY 5 minutes. Use the “Security Score” Software to check if everything is OK! 5 minutes ONLY!

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As you can see in the table “Necessary Time”, most actions need ONLY 5-10 minutes! Eaaaaaaaasy to follow and to use, what are you waiting for!? 😉

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For those who have the necessary time: I suggest to you to install first the FREE program “Security Score” (for WINDOWS ONLY) and start to check after your Tuesday-Task and after any days task to see the evolution of your security score! This will probably make you more confident and you certainly will try to reach a better “Security Score”, this for your motivation… Try it out:

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Protect your Smartphone and be aware of malicious QR-Codes

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[Start Text from http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/10/qr_code_sticker_scam/Cybercrooks are putting up stickers featuring URLs embedded in Quick Response codes (QR codes) as a trick designed to drive traffic to dodgy sites. [End Text from http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/10/qr_code_sticker_scam/]

As it is impossible to see ONLY by viewing the QR-Code to detect if it redirects to an infected website, it is a MUST to install a QR-Reader who controls before sending you to the website! I recommend:


Concerning tablets

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The guys from SOPHOS have created a very good post on their blog “Naked Security” which you should read here:

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What YOU should know about Mobile-Security

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Find protection for your Smartphone(s):

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Be ALSO aware of your Online behavior

Check also the video below and be surprised…

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This video reveals the magic behind the magic, making people aware of the fact that their entire life can be found online.

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Learning By Doing Through A Game

I invite YOU ALSO to play the game below, YOU will learn the basics of Cyber Security by ===>LEARNing By Doing <===, enjoy it 😉

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VOVALABS CyberSecurity Game

Click the image, please, to access the game.

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Check also the link below, please, where YOU find the details:

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WHAT YOU MUST KNOW!

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    • We are ALL responsible for a secure Internet!
    • Automatic Windows Update must be enabled
    • For Apple devices: ALL the updates must be installed also!
    • Third Party Programs are responsible for 78% of vulnerabilities!!! What are Third Party Applications (Programs)? Knowing that third party programs also are vulnerable, we must also update them! Use SECUNIA PSI to update automatically third party programs https://secunia.com/
    • Browsers (ALL) need to get updated! This is also a MUST for Apple devices!
  • While using “BYOD” (Bring Your Own Device), we ALL (Teachers, Educators and Learners) are responsible, not the IT-Admin alone!
  • While using “BYOD” we need a strong “BYOD-Policy” at least!
  • While using “BYOD” it is recommended to have also a “MDM” (Mobile Device Management)!
  • We learned that there is a need for “Mobile Device Management (MDM)” and “Mobile Application Management (MAM)”
  • It is recommended to organize a “Teacher-Parents-Meeting” to explain the parents that their kids are safe in your school, explaining them the efforts you make and asking them also to help their kids to respect the “BYOD-Policy”!
  • The weakest link in the Security Chain is the human! If you don’t respect certain advice you will get tricked by the Cyber-Criminals!

===> NOBODY is perfect! A security by 100% doesn’t exist! <===

Protecting the organization’s network and its data from attack and misuse requires more than just a BYOD mentality; establishing secure, mobile-enabled operations requires a mobility access control program that includes corporate-provisioned, approved employee- and partner-owned devices as well as unmanaged guest devices.

===> I created a new Hashtag#FSCD which means “Friday Security Check Day” + will remind YOU any Friday 2 check your devices 4 updates <===

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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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Cyber-Hygiene: ICT Hygiene for Population, Education and Business

Cyber-Hygiene: ICT Hygiene for Population, Education and Business

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Learning IT-Security

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Read, think, learn and share over Social Media… Security is everyone’s responsibility! We are ALL responsible for Internet’s future!

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===> “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” Marie Curie <===


Cyber-Hygiene: Hygiene for ICT in Education and Business, sounds strange isn’t it? I will tell you about what it is, try to convince you why we should use it and getting used to it, it’s similar as Hygiene in real world…


Cyber-Hygiene: ICT Hygiene for Population, Education and Business

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PANDA Security Report April-June 2012
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KEYWORDS FOR THIS FREE COURSE and what you will learn:

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3fy5eowy8suq3-1dw42q-womannursegeraldg.01Proactive Thinking, Cyber-Hygiene, hygiene, Awareness, motivation, engagement, heroes, Security-Scouts, critical thinking, stay out of the box, adapt to new technologies, be aware of the malware, nobody is perfect, knowing the dangers and risks, responsibility, responsibility of School, responsibility of Education, responsibility of IT-Admin, responsibilities of BYOD users, Apple insecurity, Insecurity of Apps, Principals responsibilities, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), risks of BYOD, BYOD-Policy, IT-Security Infrastructure, Teacher-Parents Meeting, Cyberwar, Cyberwarfare, Government, Internet-Safety, IT-Security knowledge basics, UK govt encourages insurers to reward good IT security…

  • The weakest link in the Security Chain is the human! If you don’t respect certain advice you will get tricked by the Cyber-Criminals!

===> NOBODY is perfect! A security by 100% doesn’t exist! <===

===> “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” – Marie Curie – <===

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Protecting the organization’s network and its data from attack and misuse requires more than just a BYOD mentality; establishing secure, mobile-enabled operations requires a mobility access control program that includes corporate-provisioned, approved employee- and partner-owned devices as well as unmanaged guest devices.

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We need to compare real world with virtual world to understand

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vdujwtjyx3uq-252anv-p2pnicubuculei01When we talk about Hygiene in real life we mean taking our daily shower or bath, washing often enough the hands, brushing the teeth minimum twice a day and we must talk also about health; thus meaning: visiting the doctor regularly to avoid serious problems, especially up from a certain age… Hygiene means taking care of our body to have best health and also the responsibility not to infect other people because of bad hygiene and bad health! We need also to be informed about how to stay health by following hygiene tips provided by Education and also by the “Health Ministry”, where we find folders on different places and in 21st Century also now on Internet… We get also taught on practices which are dangerous… That’s the awareness about…

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Computer Viruses and Threats

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In real world our car needs some maintenance and technical control to make sure that there is no danger for other participants in traffic (pedestrians and drivers…), so the same in virtual world. Our computer is the “virtual car” who is driving on the “Data Highway” (Internet), it needs maintenance and especially care about IT-Security and safety

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Check also the video below and be surprised…

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This video reveals the magic behind the magic, making people aware of the fact that their entire life can be found online.

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So, when working with a computer and “BYOD” (Bring Your Own Device), where “BYOD” is not only computers but also tablets and smartphones, we need to take care of them, whatever “Operating System” (OS) is installed! Otherwise if these devices don’t have the right maintenance and the right “Hygiene” they could infect other Internet users; whereby “Cyber-Hygiene” means here:

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Check the video below, who explains best.

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Mikko Hypponen: Fighting viruses, defending the net

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Advocates Good “Cyber Hygiene”

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Check also what CIO.GOV An Official Website of the United States Government says: Surfing the web. Social networking. Shopping. Even the most innocuous online activities can pose a threat to our nation’s cybersecurity, and all Americans should play a part in protecting it.

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We need to build up a Cyber-Hygiene Culture/How-To

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community-jpegWe need to build up a Cyber-Hygiene Culture for a more secure Internet and in this culture we are ALL involved as Internet is a global Network and we could help a lot by using the “Social Medias” to this by sharing our good practices with others…

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Learn more about “Social Media and its Influence” here: .

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This Cyber-Culture-Hygiene could get build up by the already mentioned propositions in this blog and also from IT-Security Experts and people with very good knowledge about IT-Security on an volunteer-base as I did and still will doing as described in my following blog: 
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Why should we do this?

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The Internet will attract more hackers

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The above Infographic is only an estimation, but I agree with it that Cyber-Crime will become more important as already NOW TV’s with mini-computer have vulnerabilities http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?tag=TV, the rest you could imagine yourself! You should think also on the raise of “Bring Your Own Device” (Hashtag = #BYOD), so there are more and more people using their own devices on work, devices who could represent a danger and risks for the Network the are connecting to if not well secured; switch on your Critical-Thinking please! We need a Proactive-Thinking!

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25% BYOD Infected

Check the complete slideshow here

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See the facts in reports of 2012 by professional companies here: .

Don’t forget that a security by 100% doesn’t exist and that in the future any fridge, TV, and other technical domestic device will include a mini-computer who can connect to Internet! And any mini-computer is vulnerable… By knowing NOW the facts we see the reality, we are well informed NOW and our Critical Thinking should make us understand that Cyber-Hygiene is a MUST!

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IT-Security Training in any company

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We need new ideas how this Cyber-Hygiene-Culture could get build up

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Mausi-interrogatifSome say that it is very difficult to build up a Cyber-Hygiene-Culture and they are right with it because persons need first to understand the “invisible threats” and “attacks” which are present! I invite you to read my “curation” about it here:

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By having read these articles you will be able to understand the risks by using your critical thinking and you will be able to understand also why it is necessary to teach and to use a “Cyber-Hygiene” and also to share your new acquired knowledge with others…

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Concerning new ideas, I share already since 2003-2004 a lot of ideas on How-To a “Cyber-Hygiene” could get used, please check here:

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Is this “Cyber-Hygiene” advice only a help for Education?

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Mausi-loupeAs already mentioned above and in the title of this blog, not ONLY for Education, but also for business and of course more then ever NOW also for the whole population as the majority of people around the world are using Internet and that in the future there will be more people using Internet and this certainly more with smartphones than with computers!!!

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Any device connected to Internet needs to get protected, so also smartphones! Check also some FREE Apps here:

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How could Cyber-Hygiene get introduced to Business?

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community-jpegI suggest that the IT-Admin  of each company organizes meetings with the companies staff where he and the managers explain to the staff the dangers of “BYOD” and “BYOT” and that the technical staff elaborates also a strong “User-Policy” whereby any employee needs to check his device on the end of the week for updates and security updates! This event will take only between 15 min-30 minutes and should be a MUST! IT-Admin could block access to devices who are not conform to those mentioned Policy! Employees will so not only get used to IT-Security and Awareness on work, but will know so also the reflexes for at home in private life and by knowing these reflexes they will certainly also tell their children at home as well and probably also their acquaintances

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25% BYOD Infected

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How could Cyber-Hygiene get introduced to the Population?

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Above screenshot shows you how Singapore acted very well, learn more http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?tag=Singapore%20marks%20cyber%20security%20awarenessYou could do similar, a call to action 😉 Read the article to learn more…

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Read also my blogs “Ideas for a more secure Internet“:

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 Learning By Doing Through A Game

I invite YOU ALSO to play the game below, YOU will learn the basics of Cyber Security by ===>LEARNing By Doing <===, enjoy it 😉

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VOVALABS CyberSecurity Game

Click the image, please, to access the game.

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Check also the link below, please, where YOU find the details:


What say the professionals?

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An article from Forbes (7/14/2012) that you must read: “The threat is serious, and the time to prepare for it is now. The increasingly sophisticated  tools to change the world are in everyone’s hands as new technologies are introduced, but they are in the hands of criminals. It’s the wild west in this new technological frontier and we will see who outsmarts whom.

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Goodman’s big idea is to have ordinary citizens around the world leverage these very same technologies for good, and to play a more prominent role in maintaining the safety and security of themselves and other citizens.


What did we learn and what we MUST learn for a more secure Internet

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WHAT YOU MUST KNOW!

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    • We are ALL responsible for a secure Internet!
    • Automatic Windows Update must be enabled
    • For Apple devices: ALL the updates must be installed also!
    • Third Party Programs are responsible for 78% of vulnerabilities!!! What are Third Party Applications (Programs)? Knowing that third party programs are vulnerable also, we must update them also! Use SECUNIA PSI to update automatically third party programs https://secunia.com/
    • Browsers (ALL) need to get updated! This is also a MUST for Apple devices!
  • While using “BYOD” (Bring Your Own Device), we ALL (Teachers, Educators and Learners) are responsible, not the IT-Admin alone!
  • While using “BYOD” we need a strong “BYOD-Policy” at least!
  • While using “BYOD” it is recommended to have also a “MDM” (Mobile Device Management)!
  • We learned that there is a need for “Mobile Device Management (MDM)” and “Mobile Application Management (MAM)”
  • It is recommend to organize a “Teacher-Parents-Meeting” to explain the parents that their kids are safe in your school, explaining them the efforts you make and asking them also to help their kids to respect the “BYOD-Policy”!
  • The weakest link in the Security Chain is the human! If you don’t respect certain advice you will get tricked by the Cyber-Criminals!

===> NOBODY is perfect! A security by 100% doesn’t exist! <===

Protecting the organization’s network and its data from attack and misuse requires more than just a BYOD mentality; establishing secure, mobile-enabled operations requires a mobility access control program that includes corporate-provisioned, approved employee- and partner-owned devices as well as unmanaged guest devices.

===> I created a new Hashtag#FSCD which means “Friday Security Check Day” + will remind YOU any Friday 2 check your devices 4 updates <===

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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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Bring Your Own Device: Advantages, Dangers, Risks and best Policy to stay secure

Bring Your Own Device: Advantages, Dangers, Risks and best Policy to stay secure

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Learning IT-Security

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is more complex than most people know, read further to learn…

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Keywords for this free course:

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motivation, engagement, heroes, Security-Scouts, critical thinking, stay out of the box, adapt to new technologies, be aware of the malware, nobody is perfect, knowing the dangers and risks, responsibility, responsibility of School, responsibility of IT-Admin, responsibilities of BYOD users, Apple insecurity, Insecurity of Apps, Principals responsibilities, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), risks of BYOD, BYOD-Policy, IT-Security Infrastructure, Teacher-Parents Meeting, Cyberwar, Cyberwarfare, Government, Internet-Safety, IT-Security knowledge basics, UK govt encourages insurers to reward good IT security…

  • The weakest link in the Security Chain is the human! If you don’t respect certain advice you will get tricked by the Cyber-Criminals!

===> NOBODY is perfect! A security by 100% doesn’t exist! <===

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Protecting the organization’s network and its data from attack and misuse requires more than just a BYOD mentality; establishing secure, mobile-enabled operations requires a mobility access control program that includes corporate-provisioned, approved employee- and partner-owned devices as well as unmanaged guest devices.

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===> Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. <===

Benjamin Franklin

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WHAT is The Pedagogy Of Education 3.0 And WHY Should WE Embrace It?

To make it very short, WE SHOULD embrace it as “mLEARNing” has more positive aspects as negative ones, please check below…

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Education 3.0 and the pedagogy of Mobile-Learning

 

Click here to go to the original article ===> http://fr.slideshare.net/jgerst1111/education-30-and-the-pedagogy-of-mobile-learning <===

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Check also my “Curation” about Mobile-Learning (mLearning):

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What Teachers + Educators should learn about BYOD

TeacherMost of articles, blogs and Tweets written by educational people are showing the advantages of “Bring Your Own Device” (Hashtag for Twitter = #BYOD) and they embrace very well BYOD, which I do also; but…

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There are some more things to consider such as:

  • A BYOD Policy in the campus, school…
  • Prepare for BYOD in your organization, thus meaning: training for ALL!
  • MDM: Mobile Device Management
  • Internal IT-Security Infrastructure
  • A special IT-Security Insurance

Read my complete curation about BYOD it here: http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=BYOD where you will find also best articles and blogs who describe at it best what BYOD is as well as blogs from teachers who explain the benefits for Education…

===> Read and learn also about IT-Security, YES that is a MUST in 21st Century in Education, especially when using BYOD: <===

Learn also about eCitizen, Digital Citizenship where Teachers should stay there as good example and knowing about their responsability:

Responsability as eCitizen (Digital Citizen) for the Government, be a good patriot and know how to defend your Government against Cyber-Attacks and Cyberwar, why and how?

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Principals: did you also think about your Schools, University reputation!? Imagine that there will be a data-breach, the Press would talk about and your reputation then!? You need to get protected by having a strong BYOD-Policy and a strong IT-Security infrastructure, think on that please…

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===> The above mentioned must be included in Education and especially when using BYOD, read these blogs and curated articles and you will understand that they are a MUST 😉 <=== 


Suggestions for a good BYOD Policy

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We need to know and to understand first that “Nobody Is Perfect”, no OS (Operating System) is 100% secure and there are vulnerabilities present, which need to get updated asap! This is not ONLY the IT-Admin’s task and responsibility, but our own responsibility!

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BYOD is becoming a prevalent Information Security and IT Focus

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===> There is a need to for a healthy Cyber-Culture, a Cyber-Hygiene introduction for a more secure Internet! Read more: Cyber-Hygiene <===

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Why our responsibility?

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Question mark iconThe IT-Admin’s responsibility is to keep secure the School’s Network and to keep it safe from Malware and attacks; if it’s a good IT-Admin with good IT-Security knowledge he will even block infected devices to access the school network, that’s his good right! So imagine that you give courses with BYOD Infrastructure and some devices are infected and the IT-Admin blocks those, your course couldn’t get held as not all of your learners can access the school network, not funny at all that situation, isn’t it?

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Check the complete slideshow here

My suggestions to prevent this is to organize a weekly security day in school for any class where the learners together with the teachers control their devices for latest updates and antivirus updates to make sure that they all are secure and don’t represent a danger and risks for the school network! Check the image below and read also the complete report from McAfee…

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McAfee Threats Report: Second Quarter 2012 

I suggest also that some teachers with good IT-Security knowledge create a “Security Club” in school where they train the learners about “IT-Security” to become “Security Scouts“, people with good IT-Security knowledge who can help others to stay secure. You will build up a secure community and the “Security Scouts” will be proud about their title and their responsible function. YES, responsibility that’s the right word which needs to get spread! In 21st Century Learning IT-Security and Internet-Safety are a MUST and should get maintained! Give a help to create the new 21st Century Heroes, the “IT-Security Scouts“!

Find below my blogs and other resources on How-To:

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  1. IT-Security Scouts
  2. 5 minutes tutorials on How-To get smart about IT-Security
  3. BYOD in education–TechNet Jump Start training to help your planning
  4. MDM: Mobile Device Management
  5. 6 Keys To A Flexible MDM Strategy
  6. BYOD-Security-Becomes-a-Pervasive-Issue
  7. Is BYOD a Nightmare for IT-Security
  8. Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security…
  9. UK govt encourages insurers to reward good IT security

The Internal Security of the School Network

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Attention iconText from Higher Education-Data Breach [Start]Institutions of higher learning need to think like businesses AND consider the enormous financial and reputational dangers of a data breach. Unlike many businesses, colleges and universities are under constant attack, from within as well as without. [End]

A School Network has also data bases where the information of the learners are stored and which needs to kept private! Most countries have even laws about Privacy where the head of school could get taken responsible by court for a data breach, thus meaning: the principal would face severe punishment by law if the private data of the school staff and the learners would be made public by a data breach due to no IT-Security Policy in School’s.

Best way is that the Principal and his staff talks together with the IT-Admin on How-To build up best protection, especially when using BYOD, as BYOD could be dangerous and security risks are present in the School NetworkThere is also to consider supplement costs because of new staff for IT-Security and the costs of the whole IT-Security Infrastructure…

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Protecting the organization’s network and its data from attack and misuse requires more than just a BYOD mentality; establishing secure, mobile-enabled operations requires a mobility access control program that includes corporate-provisioned, approved employee- and partner-owned devices as well as unmanaged guest devices.

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Tips for the IT-Admin

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Chat iconLot of schools don’t have a professional IT-Admin, a person who has learned about IT-Security and who has the necessary skills about IT-Security, so here some Tips at least to give them some help:

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Recommendations

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sharing iconIt is recommend to organize a “Teacher-Parents-Meeting” to explain the parents that their kids are safe in your school, explaining them the efforts you make and asking them also to help their kids to respect the “BYOD-Policy”!

Parents could help their kids to achieve a weekly security task, reminding them about to do it by rewarding them and also by “punishing” them with a “Task-List“, check my FREE Online Google docs here:

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Worksheets on Google Docs: 


What did we learn and what we must follow and respect!

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 WHAT YOU MUST KNOW!

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        • Automatic Windows Update must be enabled
        • For Apple devices: ALL the updates must be installed also!
        • Third Party Programs are responsible for 78% of vulnerabilities!!! What are Third Party Applications (Programs)? Knowing that third party programs are vulnerable also, we must update them also! Use SECUNIA PSI to update automatically third party programs https://secunia.com/
        • Browsers (ALL) need to get updated! This is also a MUST for Apple devices!
  • While using “BYOD” (Bring Your Own Device), we ALL (Teachers, Educators and Learners) are responsible, not the IT-Admin alone!
  • While using “BYOD” we need a strong “BYOD-Policy” at least!
  • While using “BYOD” it is recommended to have also a “MDM” (Mobile Device Management)!
  • We learned that there is a need for “Mobile Device Management (MDM)” and “Mobile Application Management (MAM)”
  • It is recommend to organize a “Teacher-Parents-Meeting” to explain the parents that their kids are safe in your school, explaining them the efforts you make and asking them also to help their kids to respect the “BYOD-Policy”!
  • The weakest link in the Security Chain is the human! If you don’t respect certain advice you will get tricked by the Cyber-Criminals!

===> NOBODY is perfect! A security by 100% doesn’t exist! <===

Protecting the organization’s network and its data from attack and misuse requires more than just a BYOD mentality; establishing secure, mobile-enabled operations requires a mobility access control program that includes corporate-provisioned, approved employee- and partner-owned devices as well as unmanaged guest devices.

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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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