The Norton Cybercrime Index: A powerful new tool for cyber safety
byAdam_Palmer02-16-201108:00 AM - edited 02-15-201105:33 PM
Today, Norton introduced the Norton Cybercrime Index. This is a powerful new, free, tool to help consumers stay safe online and keep control of their digital life.
Each morning many of us have a daily routine that helps us keep control of our lives and plan our day. We read the news headlines, we check the traffic report, and now we can check the safety conditions of the information superhighway with the Norton Cybercrime Index.
The Norton Cybercrime Index is an easy-to-use tool that provides a visual representation of the day’s online risk in the context of highs and lows. It includes news headline about the top threats, analyst commentary and analyst tips about how to stay safe online. The Cybercrime Index will be updated on daily and more frequently if a major threat is detected.
Everyone wants a reliable source for information and one of the strengths of the Norton Cybercrime Index is its reliability. Norton worked with a top U.S. university to verify that the Norton Cybercrime Index is an accurate measurement of cybercrime. The Norton Cybercrime Index also utilizes data from Norton’s vast global intelligence network of over 133 million client servers in 200 countries. In analyzing spam traffic alone, Norton scans over 8 billion email messages daily. All of this combines to make the Norton Cybercrime Index a unique and powerful tool for consumers to use as their daily “traffic report” for online safety.
Tomorrow, I will be speaking in a panel about online safety with the FBI and Fordham University. This panel is intended to educate people about online safety best practices. Sixty-five percent of adults report being victims of cybercrime—almost 2/3 of the people walking the streets of cyberspace are mugged! Staying educated and using good safety practices can make cybercrime an avoidable problem. Utilizing tools like the Norton Cybercrime Index, can help empower Internet users to keep control of their online lives and stay safe in cyberspace.