WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Executive Director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, Michael Kaiser, released the following statement on the announcements today by the Internet Botnet Group (IBG):
"NCSA is thrilled to part of this voluntary effort by industry, trade associations, and non-profits to collaborate on the fight against botnets and malware. Botnets pose real risks to computer users and networks across the Internet.
"Online safety is a shared responsibility, and everyone should start by keeping a clean machine. Making sure Internet-connected devices are free from malware and infections makes the Internet safer for individual computer users and more secure for everyone. As part of the national STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign, we urge everyone to have up-to-date security software, web browsers, and operating systems. If you become aware of or suspect an infection in your machine, take immediate steps remove the malware. More information can be found at www.stopthinkconnect.org/keepacleanmachine."
About The National Cyber Security Alliance
The National Cyber Security Alliance is a non-profit organization working to empower a digital citizenry to use the Internet securely and safely protect themselves and the digital assets we all share. Visit www.staysafeonline.org or www.stopthinkconnect.org for more information and join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/staysafeonline.
About STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
The STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign is a collaborative effort between industry, government, non-profits, and education institutions. Learn how to get involved with the Stop. Think. Connect. Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/STOPTHINKCONNECT and the campaign website at www.stopthinkconnect.org.
SOURCE National Cyber Security Alliance