Ran across a cool article over at It originally appeared in Newsweek last year. In it, the author comments about rites of passage in growing up. Huge effort in training is put into drivers ed. There are sex ed classes. But when it comes to computer security, many parents never have “the talk” with their kids.
Its the same at work. Many employee’s have never been given “the talk.” They think they are too old to be lectured about online safety. So instead they play fast and loose with their privacy giving their email address to every tom dick and harry who has a bag of seed to trade. They download all sorts of unknown games leaving the computer infested with God knows what.
Before you have to take their computer down to the clinic for a shot, give your kids, give your employees THAT talk about safe computing.