giovedì 10 aprile 2014, 09.30

Safer Internet Day 2014 a Milano, con il saluto di Vint Cerf

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Sabato 5 aprile, dalle ore 8:30 alle 11:30, si è tenuto l’evento "Safer Internet Day 2014" presso l’Istituto Schiaparelli-Gramsci a Milano, al quale hanno partecipato tutti gli studenti delle classi IV e V accompagnati da alcuni professori (con circa 160 partecipanti). Il "Safer Internet Day" è un evento istituito undici anni fa dalla Commissione Europea e dedicato alla Sicurezza Internet. Questo evento è stata l'occasione per diffondere, all'interno delle scuole, la sicurezza all'uso dei Internet, completando il percorso che abitualmente facciamo presso i nostri clienti e durante le conferenze e seminari che eroghiamo durante l'anno. Speaker dell’evento sono stati Guglielmo Scaiola (Ethical Hacking) e Leone Randazzo (Microsoft MVP), del nostro team. Per l’occasione Vint Cerf (uno dei padri fondatori di Internet e co-autore della famiglia di protocolli TCP/IP) ha inviato un suo personale saluto:

The Internet is a remarkable invention and it has connected the world in ways that are far richer than previous broadcast or one-to-one media (like the telephone). Anyone is free to share their information with everyone else. Or, at least, that is how we wish it to be. This idyllic picture is marred in several ways. Some countries do not want their citizens to share information freely and they seek to censor this human right. Perhaps almost as bad is the fact that some people seek to use the Internet for their own gain or to harm others. Whether this is through propagating lies, committing fraud, stalking and bullying, distributing malware, creating and running botnets or some other malicious practice, we all must be aware that the Internet is not a perfectly safe place. We must learn to defend ourselves and to be prepared to be somewhat suspicious until we can be assured we are dealing with friends. This suggests that we should be developing technical methods for making the Internet safer: strong authentication tools, cryptography to enhance privacy, more secure browsers and operating systems. We must also make careful scrutiny of email that might be fraudulent or might contain links to malware-bearing web sites. There are many ways to improve our safety in the use of the Internet and this is well worth your time to discuss. It would be a pity if the huge positive value of the internet were lost because a small number of people and administrations choose harm the rights of others. Vint Cerf