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Model eCity Gains Support from Community Partners

ESET : 19 February, 2010  (Company News)
ESET's mission to make San Diego the most cyber secure city in the United States gains the support of over 130 local stakeholders from throughout the community
ESET has announced that more than 130 stakeholders have pledged their support for ESET's Securing Our eCity Model City Project, a public/private partnership for a comprehensive community-based cyber security awareness and education program.


Partnering with the National Cyber Security Alliance, Securing Our eCity's Model City Project has brought together local San Diego leaders including, Mayor Jerry Sanders, U.S. Attorney Karen Hewitt, San Diego State's Eric Frost, PhD., Ruben Barrales, president of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, and Michael Jones, president of The Security Network, to name a few. Also on-hand were Sheriff Bill Gore, representatives from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, as well as Baja California's Secretary of Public Security, Daniel de la Rosa. This effort aims to make San Diego a beacon of cyber security and provide a pathway forward that other cities and counties can replicate in their own communities by approaching cyber security from a holistic viewpoint, encompassing awareness, education and preparedness across the community.

"With Internet-based attacks continuing to grow and threaten national and personal security, it is becoming more important than ever to stay one step ahead of cyber criminals," said Jerry Sanders, mayor of San Diego. "The key to helping individuals, families and businesses protect themselves from cyber attacks is through increased education. By partnering with public and private efforts in our own backyard, like Securing Our eCity, we are able to move closer towards our goal of making San Diego the nation's safest cyber city and a model for the rest of the country."

Cyber security is a responsibility that all computer users share, and a cyber secure San Diego provides a solid foundation and opportunity for economic growth in the 21st century. Collaborative law enforcement, military presence, world class universities, and a border with Mexico are just a few factors that favour San Diego as a centre of cyber excellence.

"When it comes to cybercrime, attacks are growing more skilled and sophisticated. An educated public is our best defence," said Congressman Brian Bilbray (CA-50). "Public/private partnerships like Securing Our eCity are crucial to fighting this rapidly growing threat to our local and national security."

Developed as a way to educate and protect consumers and businesses from the growing threat of cybercrime, Securing Our eCity stakeholders are committed to working towards creating a more cyber secure nation and world. Securing Our eCity stakeholders will reconvene in the next couple of months to identify the top priorities to be addressed in 2010 and formulate the steps to work towards these initial goals.

"We are thrilled that so many leaders in San Diego have committed to help make our city the nation's most cyber secure community and a model for other cities," said Darin Andersen, COO of ESET. "With the FBI ranking cyber crime as a top threat to national security, Securing Our eCity is dedicated to providing educational tools and resources to help our digital citizens become more cyber secure. We look forward to gathering again shortly as a group to work to move forward with the initiative's priorities for the coming year."
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