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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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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

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Posted by on September 10, 2019 in 21st Century Skills, 21st-Century-Teaching-and-Learning, Apple Malware, Better Learning, Better Learning about ICT, Better Teaching, Bring Your Own Device, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Browser Vulnerabilities, BYOD, Competency, Connected Educators, Critical Thinking, Cyber-Crime, Cyber-Hygiene, Cyber-Security Blogs, Cyber-Security in Schools, Cyber-Security Twitter Experts, Cyber-War, Cyber-weapon, cybersecurity, Dangers of storage devices, Data-Breaches, DDoS, Digital CitizenShip, Digital Footprint, Digital Intelligence, Digital Lëtzebuerg, Digital Luxembourg, Digital4EDUcation, DQ, Education, Education 4.0, eLeadership, eLearning, Encryption, eSkills, Ethical Mind, Europe, European Cyber Security Month, For a Better World, Free courses, Future Work Skills, Get smart with 5 minutes tutorials, Holistic view of EDUcation in the future, HowTo, ICT Awareness, Ideas for a more secure Internet, Identity Theft, Internet Of Things, IoT, IT-Security Scouts, IT-Security Worksheets, IT-Security/Part1-browsers, IT-Security/Part2-check your computer, IT-Security/Part3-Update your third party applications, IT-Security/Part4-Surf more secure-which web sites to trust, IT-Security/Part5-Not Only Internet-Safety/ALSO IT-Security, itsecurity, Key Instructors, Leadership, Learning basics of Cyber-Security-Practice, Learning By Doing, Luxembourg, Luxembourg and CyberSecurity, Mobile Security, Modern EDU, Naivety, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Often Asked Questions, Phishing, PKM, PLN, PracTICE, Privacy, Proactive Thinking, Professional Development, Professional EDUcators TEACHers, Quality Courses, Reality, Reflecting, Reflexes, Respectful Mind, Responsibility, Right use of Technology, Rise Of The Professional Educator, SID2014, SID2015, SID2016, SID2017, SID2019, Skills, Social Engineering, Social Media, Spam, Students 21st Century Survival Guide, Synthesizing Mind, Teacherpreneurs, Technology Integration, Third Party Applications, Tutorials, Twitter, Understanding the internet, Updates, Virtual Savant Child, Visual IT-Security, Vulnerabilities, Weakest Link in the Security-Chain, WiFi

 

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Visual IT-Security/Learn with videos

Visual IT-Security/Learn with videos

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Learning IT-Security


MAUSI, the smart computer mouse. Gust MEES's creation, realized by Chantal MAQUET...

MAUSI, the smart computer mouse. Gust MEES’s creation, realized by Chantal MAQUET

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For most people it is very difficult to understand IT-Security and also the need to apply it…. To me it looks sometimes like that people see a computer as a modern typewriter and/or a game console, but that’s not the case, I will try to explain to you a computer in a visual manner so that you might able to understand better why there is a need to protect your computer and also why a computer is in danger to get a virus, trojan, and other malware infections. Why a computer could become a possible Cyber-Weapon who is attacking web-sites and perhaps also your Government’s web-sites!

But let us start first with some funny videos who will explain to you also about IT-Security in a visual way…

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Introduction

Try every time to see a computer as a technical machine, which it is, and when connected to Internet it is your vehicle who navigates you trough the Data Highway (Internet). So, vehicles as you know need sometimes maintenance and may also represent (even new ones) technical problems which may effect the security for you and also for the community.

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===> Nobody is perfect! <===

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Check the video below who explains very well about all the malware, YOU will understand then the need to secure your computer.

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Some questions to wake you up to critical-thinking, if you permit 😉

Explaining the dangers of infected computers and the dangers to your Government also:

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        • Would you allow a person  entry with contagious disease into your home or institution? An epidemic would be the result!
          • An infected #computer is same ===> epidemic danger!
        • YOU know that when driving your car that you could hit a person by accident!? Do you realize that this could happen also virtually (in Internet) with your computer!? This person’s computer would get also infected and this person would need to repair its computer which would cost money as most people don’t know how to get rid of an infection! Are YOU aware that YOU are responsible for that!?
  • Are YOU a good patriot? Would YOU help to defend your country and Government against attacks? So do so also on Internet! Learn the basics of IT-Security!
  • Do YOU know that Cyber-Criminals earn more money than others with Drugs, and that with YOUR computer!?
  • Do YOU know that Cyber-Criminals are better organized as Police and FBI and…?
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Check the videos below and take your time; bookmark this site and come back when having time to watch them…
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Netbasics
Netbasics

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Protect Your Computer

Protect Your Computer

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Les sites Internet sécurisés

Les sites Internet sécurisés

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Underground Economy

Symantec Guide to Scary Internet Stuff –

Underground Economy

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Phishing

Symantec Guide to Scary Internet Stuff

– Phishing

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Drive-By-Downloads

Symantec Guide to Scary Internet Stuff

– No 4 Drive-by downloads

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DDoS-Attacks

Symantec Guide to Scary Internet Stuff

– No 6 Denial of Service Attacks

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Botnets

Symantec Guide to Scary Internet Stuff

Botnets

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Misleading Applications

Symantec Guide to Scary Internet Stuff

– No 5 Misleading Applications

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It’s much easier to understand IT-Security when watching videos…

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What did we learn so far?

We learned already:

        • We need an antivirus and a firewall. This is the absolute minimum for any computer!
        • Internet (the virtual world) is exactly the same as the real world. There are bad and good guys. We need to protect us and the community against the bad guys!
        • Any computer with Windows, Mac and Linux Operating Systems and…, are vulnerable! Nobody is perfect!
        • We can’t trust any web site! Some web sites are infected and malicious! By “drive-by-download” we will infect also our computer by visiting such a prepared web site!
        • We need critical-thinking when working on Internet!
        • Our own computer could become a #cyberweapon and helping to attack our own Government!

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Sources:
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For Teachers and Educators

Use my mentioned sources to learn yourself about IT-Security, Cyber-security, Cyber-war, Cyber-warfare, Cyber-crime and… Find below the keywords as a guide for yourself on How-To and with what tools to prepare your personal course(s)… I will provide soon a new course about how you could prepare your courses from my own 14 years practice, as a guide for you… which of course you could adapt to your own needs…

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What we should learn and what we will learn in these courses…

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Keywords and guidelines for teachers educators instructors and learners (students + teachers), self learning included: 

  1. Community: 
    • once connected to Internet we are part of millions of other users of Internet! Each one is responsible for others!
    • By using Social Media (Hashtag is #SoMe) this is even more accurate as more people are getting reached!
  2. Responsibility
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Competences
  5. Ignorance + Naivety of users is the Power of Cyber-criminals…
  6. 21st Century Knowledge about How-To prepare your courses and to teach…
  7. Dangers of Internet
  8. Reflexes to have (Internet-Safety, Online-Safety, e-Safety)
  9. Getting informed about newest dangers of Internet
  1. Knowledge about best Tools to protect YOU and the COMMUNITY:


===> That are the keywords on which you can build up your courses to teach efficiently! <===

Sources for IT-Security + Internet-Safety + Online-Safety:
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Gust MEESGust 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 SecurityEnhancement 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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