Security software vendor BullGuard has partnered with Get Safe Online, the UK’s national internet security awareness initiative, to raise awareness of malware on mobile devices and social media sites.
CEO Nedko Ivanov joins the likes of Microsoft, Kaspersky Lab, Symantec and Paypal in supporting the initiative.
“In our experience, many consumers have been slow to react to the emerging array of threats that target smartphones, tablet devices and social networks, so raising awareness of this new field of malware has always been one of our key goals,” said Ivanov.
“Partnering with Get Safe Online is a great way to ensure this message gets out there, and underlines our commitment to helping internet users feel safe and well protected against modern threats.”
Tony Neate, Chief Executive of Get Safe Online said: “The rise of mobile devices, coupled with recent tragic cyber bullying events, means that online safety has never been so important. We rely on our partners to help support our efforts to promote safer and more responsible use of the internet. As such, we are delighted to welcome BullGuard on board and hope that together we can help more people to reduce the risks so they can continue to have a positive and enjoyable internet experience.”
www.getsafeonline.org is entering its seventh year. It’s a joint partnership between the Government, the National Crime Agency (NCA), Ofcom and private sector sponsors to raise awareness of internet security issues and encourage safe use of the internet, not just mobile malware.