The cybersecurity talent shortage is real, and it’s an all-hands-on-deck moment to overcome it. Yet many people who could be well qualified to take on the diverse roles that cyber needs are daunted at the prospect – if they don’t have the deep math or science background commonly associated with this field.
One of the most important aspects of helping your children navigate connected life is communication. Just as talking to your kids about other sensitive topics is never a “one and done” conversation, you have to tailor your talks to their developmental level, the type of internet use they’re engaging in at that age and the kinds of threats they’ll likely face at that point.
As a parent, you teach your kids everything – how to ride a bike, how to drive, how to read and more. That’s because you’re responsible for your child’s well-being, in every sense of the word. In 2018, that means you are responsible for your children’s online well-being too.
The increased use of smartphones, social media and connected toys comes with increased vulnerability. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and Symantec is proud to support the National Cyber Security Alliance as a 2018 Champion. This annual awareness campaign encourages individuals and businesses to take action towards protecting themselves from cyber threats. This week we’re focusing on making our homes safe internet havens and keeping our families protected.
Kicking Off NCSAM with Online Safety Basics: One Simple Step Can Greatly Improve Your Home’s Online Safety
We will kickoff NCSAM with internet safety basics. Think about it, as kids we learned to look both ways before crossing the street and to always wear your safety belt in the car. Today, there are also simple life lessons that should be applied online.
As a parent, I know how frustrating it can get at times when dealing with today’s fast-changing technology and how overwhelming it can feel to keep our kids safe and secure online. The key to surviving today isn’t so much about monitoring as it is about education.