ABINGDON, England, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Global internet security company Kaspersky Lab has today released the first in a series of videos designed to raise awareness of online safety. The videos feature a series of clever mind games which viewers are asked to play and aim to provoke thought about cybercrime in a new way, whilst demonstrating the ease in which cybercriminals gain access to sensitive information.
With 200,000 new malware samples discovered every day and an increase in cyberweapons such as Flame and Red October, the videos emphasise the need for improved education around cybersecurity and highlight the vital role we all play in preventing cybercrime. The three videos will be hosted on Kaspersky Lab's UK YouTube channel and promoted through social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook.
David Emm, Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab, comments: "Many of today's cyberthreats are highly sophisticated, but often the starting-point is 'hacking the human', i.e. using seemingly obvious methods to trick unsuspecting individuals into compromising security. Too often internet security is seen as a 'technical' issue with the focus lying too much on the technology. These videos are designed to raise awareness of the human dimension of security."
To view the videos, visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/ProtectionTests/videos
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Kaspersky Lab is the world's largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world's top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for consumers, SMBs and large enterprises. The company currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at http://www.kaspersky.co.uk.
* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2011. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2012-2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares (IDC #235930, July 2012). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2011.
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