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OpenText Partners With Girl Scouts

OpenText announced a partnership with the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana to raise awareness of online dangers and the importance of becoming cyber resilient.

The educational initiative was developed to teach Girl Scouts, and their families, how to identify and protect themselves from cyber threats while developing female leaders for today and tomorrow.

To become cyber resilient, families must secure all their devices including laptops, smart phones, and tablets. Antivirus protection and backup software such as OpenText Carbonite and Webroot (to prevent data loss in the event an attack is successful or when little fingers make a mistake) are two obvious places to start. Equally important is addressing cyber threats with security awareness education as Federal Trade Commission data shows imposter scams cost Americans nearly $1.2 billion.

Included in the initiative is the development of a new Cyber Resilience patch program, earned through fun and educational hands-on activities. The Cyber Resilience patch will teach Girl Scouts about the dangers that exist online, within social media, and how to protect against data loss, whether that be pictures with friends or schoolwork saved in the cloud. Participants will learn how to recognize threats and best practices to stay safe. Simulation of existing and emerging phishing attacks will help drive awareness and create safe online behavior.

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