Forwarded from: huggins@private Interestingly enough this is one of the reasons that congress has yet to implement the liability provisions of computer security acts. Until a methodology of informing the user could be found their legislation could not be passed. Heads up home-users your liability (home insurance) is about to rise. v/r Michael > Forwarded from: William Knowles <wk@private> > > http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A7600-2003Oct23.html > > By Brian Krebs > washingtonpost.com Staff Writer > Thursday, October 23, 2003 > > Consumers who ignore advice about how to protect themselves against > hackers, viruses and fraudsters online will soon find it harder to > tune out thanks to a nationwide media blitz being crafted by the > Department of Homeland Security and a group of high-tech companies. > > The advertising campaign is designed to educate home and small > business computer users about the importance of using firewalls and > anti-virus software, as well as defending against online fraud. It > is expected to debut next year on television and radio spots and in > magazines, newspapers and movie theaters throughout the country. > > The $1.8 million program is the brainchild of officials at the > Homeland Security Department and the National Cyber Security > Alliance, a group of more than 50 technology companies including > America Online, Apple, Cisco, Microsoft, and Symantec Corp. The > group plans to begin producing the campaign next year with the help > of celebrities and prominent spokespeople. > > The ads will hammer home a message that so far has eluded many > computer users, said Tatiana Gau, chief trust officer at AOL. The > alliance in a June study found that roughly 67 percent of high-speed > Internet users do not use firewalls. More than 60 percent of those > surveyed said they did not keep their anti-virus software updated > against the most current viruses and worms. > > "This is about getting into the home of the consumer so that they > can't turn a blind eye to this message anymore," she said. [...] - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomo@private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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