Company News: Page (1) of 1 - 02/19/10 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at page facebook Releases Digital Security Interview Discussing Online Threats Facing Businesses and Consumers and Federal Legislation on Cyber Security

Computerworld Expert Video Available on JustAskGemalto's YouTube Channel (February 19, 2010)

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 02/19/10 -- Cyber security is steadily becoming a growing cause for concern in our personal lives, professional organizations, and civil infrastructure. Congress, the Senate, and the Obama Administration all have recently advanced legislation pertaining to cyber security; however, there is much more work that needs to be done. According to Jai Vijayan, senior editor at Computerworld, government initiatives fail to address specific goals. "Our biggest current need, as far as comprehensive national security strategy, [is to] set the agenda for how, where, when, and why, security investments need to be made and who will be responsible for enforcing them," Vijayan reports in his interview with JustAskGemalto.

It is now more important than ever to be diligent about online security measures as relative threats are prevalent in an increasing number of channels including social networking sites such as Facebook. In a recent poll reported by Computerworld and anti-spyware development company Webroot, four out of five IT professionals believe web 2.0-based malware will pose the biggest security threat in 2010. Vijayan's comparable opinions are echoed in his recent interview with JustAskGemalto.

Details of JustAskGemalto's interview with Jai Vijayan

  • Vijayan discusses what fundamentally concerns personal Web users, businesses, and government with respect to cyber security.
  • Phishing scams, spyware, and malware are not limited to the same "risky" sites of years passed.
  • Vijayan points to government efforts to provide protective legislation for cyber security, but elaborates that efforts need to be more succinct.
  • Vijayan's Digital Security Expert Audio Interview can be viewed at

Quotes from Computerworld, Jai Vijayan

  • "The one common threat is that at the end of the day everyone is concerned about protecting their personal data, their financial information, and their identity data."
  • "So, social networking sites, blogs, social media tools such as Twitter, chat tools, even search engine results are being used to infect end user systems with all sorts of data stealing malware."
  • "Users need to be aware that what they say and do on these social networking sites can be tracked."

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We use electronic devices on a frequent, if not daily basis -- our PC or Mac, BlackBerry, iPhone, cell phone, epassport, credit card, and employee badge. They bring us freedom and convenience and we depend on these devices to carry and exchange our personal information. Along with this freedom comes the responsibility to safeguard our identity, personal data and financial transactions. answers consumer questions about how to better enjoy the conveniences of the digital world and how to secure one's digital identity and information while surfing, buying, traveling and communicating.

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Deb Montner
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