We agree that the dangers in the digital world are many. Even more so in times of confinement. Therefore, although it has been a year since the pandemic began, many students continue their classes online. To counter the dangers, the U.S. company Fortinet, dedicated to the development and marketing of cybersecurity software, devices and services, launched an educational book on cybersecurity for children.
With the avalanche of new devices at home due to the pandemic, teleworking and telestudy, cybercriminals increase their possibilities to execute ransomware attacks. And thus target specific devices to steal information and compromise the security defenses of educational institutions. In light of this, Fortinet reaffirms its commitment to cybersecurity in students. For this reason, in addition to training courses focused on raising awareness of Internet security, it is promoting this initiative. Thus, the children’s book was created to increase cybersecurity awareness among children. Renee Tarun, Deputy CISO at Fortinet, is the author of the book “Cyber Safe: A Dog’s Guide to Internet Security”.
Education is prevention
Young children are particularly vulnerable due to their lack of understanding of the tactics and methods of cybercriminals. Above all, of the great impact of being a victim of these attacks. This book takes children on a journey to learn that the Internet is a useful place. It also tells them how to stay safe on it. To that end, one of the book’s characters, Lacey, a cyber-smart puppy, helps her friend Gabbi, a kitten, to use the Internet safely.
Indeed, with the rise of online activity, it is crucial that both parents and children, from an early age, learn basic cybersecurity practices. “Cyber Safe: A Dog’s Guide to Internet Security” introduces in a simple way what potential dangers children face when they go online. Whether it is to attend school classes, play online games or watch streaming programs, among others. For parents, the book includes a detailed guide on the considerations to take into account when their children are online.