Adam W. – BASIS Scottsdale

BASIS Scottsdale Senior Adam W.

cYbeR You Not Secure? How to Be Safe in an Online World

Project/blog link: cYbeR You Not Secure? How to Be Safe in an Online World
BASIS Advisor: Mr. TJ Peacher
Internship location: Office of Mark Vange
Onsite Mentor: Mr. Mark Vange, Serial Technological Entreprenuer

Project Abstract

Technology has become one of the biggest sectors of the economy. With all technology, there is the looming threat of cyber-criminals who will steal important private information. This topic is not only vital to address for big businesses that accumulate large sums of money and government bodies that own vast amounts of classified information, but also for the individual. My research attempts to guide the average person to a more secure experience online through the compiling of methods and rules to follow when navigating the cyber world. A survey will be administered that will ask about participants' general online habits. A specific set of rules will be distributed to all participants that will outline proper precautions for internet usage based upon their survey answers. I will also include information about the many ways cyber-criminals can gain access to private information. Knowing the enemy is half the battle, so understanding how cyber-criminals attack is always going to be useful knowledge. This research tries to enhance the lives of online users by creating rules to follow and teaching online safety.

cYbeR You Not Secure? How to Be Safe in an Online World