International Youth Day 2019: Young people and cybersecurity

Of the eight billion people in the world, around a quarter are between the ages of 10 to 24 – the largest youth population that has ever existed. And with today representing the UN’s International Youth Day – an awareness day focused on young people as ‘essential partners in change’ – ESET is looking at … More International Youth Day 2019: Young people and cybersecurity

What motivates some young people to become cybercriminals?

We know that cybercriminals are almost always seeking financial gain, but it seems that this is not usually what young cybercriminals have in mind when they take their first steps over to the “dark side”. For example, an interesting report by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) found that many are not necessarily motivated by financial reward. … More What motivates some young people to become cybercriminals?

UK government to roll out cybersecurity clubs for teens to address skills shortage

Thousands of teenagers across the UK are set to be given intensive training at cybersecurity clubs in a bid to minimize the skills shortage predicted for the near future. The Cyber Schools Programme aims to offer support and encouragement to youngsters aged between 14 and 18 who demonstrate an early talent for the skills needed … More UK government to roll out cybersecurity clubs for teens to address skills shortage