MySecureCyberspace Educates Kids and Adults

October 03, 2003

The Tartan Online reports on MySecureCyberspace

"How would you like to be a cyberspace cadet; part of a space-suit wearing team that protects the cyber-world from cyber-villains such as MC Spammer and Elvirus? If you’d like to take the challenge, as many elementary school children in Pittsburgh have, you’re not too far away.

My Secure Cyberspace is a project created jointly by Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab and the Information Networking Institute (INI), and it’s letting people do just that.

“What’s different about MySecureCyberspace is that it gives users customized information about what they could encounter online at any time,” INI Director Dena Haritos Tsamitis told INI News. Tsamitis is part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Task Force for Information Security Education and Awareness. Tsamitis founded MySecureCyberspace when she realized the dearth of public information on personal computer security."