Hi My name is Christopher Bennetts and I am the creator of internetSOS. I created internetSOS from a recognition that the internet is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for everyone and, that most of the focus on Internet Safety is for children. Children do need protection but such focus overshadows the important message that we all need to know how to protect ourselves. I would encourage responsible parents to consider this: How can parents hope to protect their children online when they do not even know how to protect themselves ?
Software Can’t Protect You From All The Online Dangers
Many people purchase security software to protect their computer systems and while this is an essential part of a responsible protection strategy, software does not even cover half the potential threats that are out there. Some of the most dangerous threats can’t be blocked by any software alone. Only by being aware of the threat and understanding how to avoid it can we begin to approach complete protection.
Everyone Needs Protection From Online Threats
There is a ton of information online about Internet security. Some of it very good and a lot of it very bad. The idea was simple; combine my 30 years of experience in IT support with the very best, most up to date internet security advice available and produce a book focused on Internet Security for Adults. I contacted my long term business partner and professional writer Perry Gamsby, inviting him to collaborate on writing the book. I had a very good idea what I wanted the book to contain but as I looked at the huge volume of often highly technical information for the threats and protection options I realised the average internet user needed a lot more than just a good book! One problem I have always been very aware of during my twenty years in computer support once more became apparent: There was simply too much technical information for people to deal with. Not a problem if you are a ‘geek’ but for the average Internet user it was simply a case of information overload!
Easy To Understand Approach
The last thing most people want is to be bombarded with even more information. I immediately started thinking about how I could deliver the information people needed in a way that was easy for them to comprehend and not get smothered by information overload. One of the first ideas was to present the book from the user’s perspective, focusing on what people do, rather than systematically going through the different types of threats. In this ‘activity based approach’, we look at what people do online and the threats associated with that activity.
This Is Not Another Online Safety eBook
This ‘activity based approach’ would make it easier to evaluate each threat, but there was still way too much information for a person to absorb easily and quickly. At the end of it all, what they really needed to do was to take appropriate action on the threats they considered most important. What was vital to the ease of use and probability for success factor was an interactive system that presented them with the threats for each activity and then presented the most appropriate options. Taking this a step further, a smart system that remembered all the choices they made and then presented them with a plan of action report at the end which they could progressively implement seemed the best solution.
A Smart Interactive System To Help You Protect Yourself
I looked around for an online software system that could do this but could not find anything remotely close and, after a weekend with a white board, I had designed my own and decided it was something I could program myself. The result is an interactive system that presents each person with a list of activities and the associated threats. At the end of each activity module, the person ranks their perceived risk which is recorded and they are then automatically passed to a list of protection options based on that threat ranking where they can again make choices which are also recorded. A report can be viewed at anytime which will show the completed threats with the selected protection options and those threats not yet evaluated. The system also records implementation progress of each of the selected protection options.
With this smart interactive system a person does not become lost in a sea information and options.
At a glance they can see exactly what they have done and still need to do.
Learn To Protect Yourself And Your Family Now
We do not leave our front door wide open when we go out, nor do we generally decide to share our most intimate secrets with strangers we meet in the street. But these are exactly the types of things we are doing online! Most of our CYBER FRONT DOORS are wide open with regard to internet security and most of us are far too trusting of people we communicate with online. With more awareness and by implementing some simple security measures we can increase our online safety substantially. My internetSOS system provides you with the information you need to shut and lock your cyber doors and windows and reduce the risk of becoming a victim of the internet.
What you need to know to protect your
privacy and stay safe online
This is one of the most comprehensive internet security resources available including…
- Email Privacy
- Eliminate Spam
- Personal Privacy
- Protection From Identity Theft
- Avoid Online Scams And Ripoffs
- Maintaining Your Privacy Online
- Recognise Phishing Sites And Emails
- Dealing With Online Stalkers And Sickos
- Keeping Your Computer Safe From Malware
- Creating Strong Easy To Remember Passwords
- Surf The Net Anonymously And Leave No Trail
- Defend Your Online Freedom From Censorship
- Knowing How To Hide And Encrypt Information
- How To Buy Products And Services Safely Online
- Access Sites And Services That Have Been Blocked