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We recently blogged about Securing Our eCity San Diego and MyMaine Privacy both being selected as winners for the Best Local/Community Plan with respect to cyber-security.
It is normal for people and companies to want to hold the position as winner all to themselves, but in this case I am hoping that next year we can share that spot with a lot more grassroots organizations. It just makes sense to want to have peers who are that good when you’re fighting cybercrime and trying to help educate people.
Does this make sense to you? Imagine you are in a war. Of course you want to be the best at what you do, but do you want the person helping you in the fight to be less effective than you or would you rather have as many of “the best” as possible. Personally I wouldn’t think it was too comforting to think my comrades weren’t as effective as me.
Cyber-security is going to take a lot of work to make significant progress and it really is encouraging to see other grassroots efforts springing up and being effective.
Whether you are concerned as a business or want to protect yourself and your family, you can find information to help you at www.securingourecity.org. You don’t have to live in San Diego to get value from the online resources.
Investing some time in your education is one of the best ways you can make your online experience safer. Securing Our eCity San Diego and MyMaine Privacy are making that easier for our communities and Internet users as a group.
Director of Technical Education
Author ESET Research, ESET