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National Cyber Security Alliance Digital Security Expert Video Available on JustAskGemalto's YouTube Channel (January 08, 2010)

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 01/08/10 -- While the Internet and digital age continue to evolve, consumers and businesses must do the same by educating themselves and preparing for new online threats. When it comes to cyber security there are many tactics used by cyber criminals, such as malware or identity theft, that must be feared. "When you start to use the Internet, and it is as interconnected as it is now, you are actually entering into a digital ecosystem," said Executive Director, Michael Kaiser of the National Cyber Security Alliance, when he chatted with JustAskGemalto about cyber security for consumers and businesses.

Cyber crime is not always based on the criminal's activity. Often time's businesses and consumers have made an error online that put them into a vulnerable situation. According to the National Cyber Security Division, the popular Mozilla Firefox Internet browser had the most reported holes in 2009. This recent statistic further proves that securing data should be a primary concern and high priority for all computer users as Kaiser points out in his interview with JustAskGemalto.

Details of JustAskGemalto's interview with Michael Kaiser

  • Kaiser discusses how consumers and businesses must work together to be smart about storing online data.
  • Businesses can be attacked by cyber criminals in many different ways, including extensive credit card theft.
  • Kaiser highlights the importance of personal data back-up and the need for education around all potential cyber crime threats.
  • Kaiser's Digital Security Expert Video can be viewed at

Quotes from National Cyber Security Alliance, Michael Kaiser

  • "Data has become the coin of the realm for cyber criminals, you have cyber criminals that steal the data and sell the data to other people who try to make money"
  • "The need for cyber security is only going to increase, if we're going to be a digital culture our young people need to be involved"
  • "I don't think [people] should be paralyzed by [online] threats, but I think they should understand the potential of the threats as they try to secure their own environment"

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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
Montner & Associates for JustAskGemalto
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