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Amazon Digital Security Expert Video Available on JustAskGemalto's YouTube Channel (December 04, 2009)

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 12/04/09 -- A record breaking number of people took advantage of Cyber Monday this year, producing sales 13.7% higher than last year. TechCrunch's Leena Rao reports that, with over 500 top Web sites to choose from on Cyber Monday, customers put on top with over 15% of online traffic. JustAskGemalto shares's insight on successful Web use with their third digital security expert, Steve Riley, evangelist and strategist for Amazon Web Services.

Riley, who is also the author of the popular Get Secure with Steve Riley blog, shares his thoughts on online crooks and how to avoid cyber crime. "We would love to believe that software is perfect, but unfortunately it isn't... mistakes creep in," said Riley on the use of computer operating systems.

Details of JustAskGemalto's interview with Steve Riley

  • Riley outlines common mistakes made by consumers that cause cyber attacks, including malicious spam emails.
  • Three basic precautions are explained by Riley that individuals can instill to further protect themselves from online vulnerabilities, especially when using public Wi-Fi.
  • Riley gives examples of results of cyber attacks that could have been avoided through the use of currently available digital security features on all computers.
  • Riley's Digital Security Expert Video can be viewed at

Quotes from, Steve Riley

  • "There's a very simple thing you can do to validate that you're actually at your bank's Web site... in the lower right corner there's a yellow lock, click it."
  • "Before they [cyber criminals] wanted to break into your network, then they wanted to steal your data, and now they're going to want to maliciously alter your data."
  • "In Windows, if you open the control panel and go to the security center it will tell you the state of your machine, and the security state of your machine."
  • "Make sure that you keep your computer up to date... if something wants to update itself let it update itself because that means a vulnerability was found."

Continue following JustAskGemalto's Digital Security Expert Video Series for upcoming interviews with Computerworld, CrunchGear, National Cyber Security Alliance, PC Magazine and CBS Radio's Dishin' Digital.

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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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