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Cybersecurity: it’s not too late

Security crosswordSee the blog entry below from TechSoup, and the Cyber-awareness pages from the FBI and the NYPD and the JCRC Cybersecurity Resources page. Take a quiz from Symantec. Raise your Cyber-awareness and Cyber-security before it’s too late!

Are you a trivia master? Or a security enthusiast? Put your security smarts to the test and take the weekly security quiz brought to you by Symantec! For the entire month of October, TechSoup and our donor partners will be participating in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (also known as NCSAM). We’ll have blog posts, virtual events, resources, and more to help your organization stay secure online.

Here’s the sweet part: if you answer the quizzes correctly, you’ll be eligible for a prize courtesy of Symantec! We’ll be doing a random drawing weekly for a $100 Amazon gift card. And if you answer all four quizzes correctly, you might win a $500 Amazon gift card.

Read the sweepstakes terms and conditions.

Week 1 Quiz: Malware, Adware, and Viruses, Oh My!
Do you know the difference between malware, adware, viruses, and worms, and how to avoid them?

  • Malware is a term used to describe programs that are written with malicious intent. There are multiple types of malware used for a variety of nefarious purposes.
  • Adware makes its way on to your computer and causes unwanted advertisements to pop up. It may change your home screen or redirect you to websites you do not intentionally access.
  • Viruses are like a bad cold; this specific type of malware spreads itself once it’s initially run. Viruses can attach themselves to good files on your machine, or be self-contained and search out other machines to infect.
  • Worms are a type of virus that do not need to attach themselves to a good file to run. These bad guys move around on their own, as self-contained viruses, searching out other machines to infect.

Take the Quiz Now

Study Up
Need some more information before you start the quiz? Check out these security resources from TechSoup and beyond:

    • Safer Internet Guide
    • Stay Safe Online. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) builds strong public/private partnerships to create and implement broad-reaching education and awareness efforts to empower users at home, work and school with the information they need to keep themselves, their organizations, their systems and their sensitive information safe and secure online and encourage a culture of cybersecurity. Check out their resources.

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