ESET Partners with NBC 7 and San Diego Police Foundation for "Calling All Parents" Online Safety Campaign

Sep 23, 2013, 12:00 ET from ESET

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ESET, the global leader in proactive digital protection with a record of 10 consecutive years of VB100 awards for its award-winning NOD32® technology, today announced the launch of the second annual "Calling All Parents" (CAP) campaign. In partnership with the San Diego Police Foundation, NBC 7 San Diego and the Securing Our eCity Foundation, the campaign aims to raise awareness of cyber security and privacy issues and educate parents on how to keep their families safe online.


"Helping people enjoy technology safely has been one of ESET's primary missions," said Andrew Lee, CEO of ESET. "Together with our community partners, we expect this campaign to highlight important online security issues that parents and children face every day and direct them to key cyber safety resources available to everyone."

The CAP campaign includes an educational series of public service announcements which will air on NBC 7 San Diego, providing important tips for parents and children, as well as direct them to the educational website, SafetyNet. The campaign is timed to launch with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October and to run through the end of January 2014. 

"NBC 7 San Diego is proud of our continued partnership with the San Diego Police Foundation and ESET to raise greater awareness around cyber safety, particularly cyber bullying," said Richard Kelley, President and General Manager of NBC 7 San Diego. "This multi-platform educational campaign will maximize outreach to parents and put a spotlight on this pervasive issue."

With many of today's parents having not been raised with the technology that is available to today's children, many households face a cybersecurity education gap.

"The San Diego Police Foundation is committed to contributing to a safer San Diego both on the street and online," said Darlene Kanzler, director, SafetyNet program. "The CAP campaign is an important tool for raising awareness of online safety issues and getting parents and children on the right track to making smart cyber choices."

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ESET®, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning NOD32® technology, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. For over 25 years, the Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. By obtaining the 80th VB100 award in June 2013, ESET NOD32® Antivirus holds the record number of Virus Bulletin "VB100" Awards, and has never missed a single "In-the-Wild" worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. In addition, ESET's NOD32® technology holds the longest consecutive string of the VB100 awards of any other AV vendor. ESET has received a number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST and other organizations. ESET NOD32® Antivirus, ESET Smart Security®, ESET Cyber Security® (solution for Mac), ESET® Mobile Security and IT Security for Business are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

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