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News Release

Total Defense and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Present "A Parent's Guide to Cybercrime"


Webinar to be hosted by John Walsh of America's Most Wanted

Redwood Shores, Calif., June 4, 2012 –Total Defense, Inc., the leading provider of solutions to combat the growing threat of cybercrime and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), the nation's resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children will present an informative 30 minute webinar titled A Parent's Guide to Cybercrime on June 14th, 2012 at 2 p.m. This webinar, hosted by John Walsh of America's Most Wanted, will demonstrate the dramatic increase in the quantity and sophistication of cyber-attacks over the past five years and describes, in detail, best practices for family Internet safety.

"Put simply, crime has gone online and it has become a worldwide epidemic," said Paul Lipman, CEO of Total Defense.  “We are pleased that John Walsh, our partner and spokesperson for many years and one of the country's leading crime fighters will present "A Parent's Guide to Cybercrime," added Lipman.

The FBI estimates $72 million in losses and 960,000 victims from a single FakeAV campaign.  The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is receiving 25,000 complaints per month.  Harassment has become Cyber Bullying. Sexual predators are now online predators. Financial Fraud has become identity theft. Spying is now cyber-espionage.  And there is no end in sight. Cybercrime is here to stay and experts believe it will continue to grow at an alarming pace, making families and children potential targets.

"Children today have more access to the Internet than ever before, and with that comes increased exposure to potential risks," said Ernie Allen, President and CEO of NCMEC.  "Education is critical to helping families understand the risks their children face online as well as some small steps they can take to help keep them safe."

In this webinar, attendees will learn.

  • The scope and types of cybercrime
  • Preventive measures to avoid Internet fraud and online predators
  • Best practices for mobile and PC Internet security for parents and children

The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at 2 p.m. Eastern. To register for this informative session, please visit Totaldefense.com/AParentsGuidetoCybercrime.

About Total Defense
Total Defense, the leading provider of solutions to combat the growing threat of cybercrime, protects over 40,000 businesses and over 4 million consumers from the growing epidemic of cybercrime and malware.  We provide multiple layers of digital security through desktop, mobile device, web gateway and cloud based solutions.  We go "beyond protection" by ensuring our customers receive the level of service and support they require in an ever changing threat landscape.  Total Defense is a former business of CA Technologies, one of the largest information technology companies in the world.  Our major centers of operation are in New York, Silicon Valley, India, and Europe.
About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1984.  Designated by Congress to serve as the nation's clearinghouse, the organization has operated the toll-free 24-hour national missing children's hotline which has handled more than 3,568,780 calls.  It has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 175,230 children.  The organization's CyberTipline has handled more than 1,428,420 reports of child sexual exploitation and its Child Victim Identification Program has reviewed and analyzed more than 69,415,210 child pornography images and videos.  The organization works in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice's office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.  To learn more about NCMEC, call its toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST or visit its web site at www.missingkids.com.

Contacts:
Gutenberg Communications for Total Defense
Stefanie Cannon, 408-827-4361
Stefanie@gutenbergpr.com

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
703-837-6111
media@ncmec.org

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