Virtual World Computing (VWC), the Santa Barbara company that developed Cocoon online privacy and security software, is working to raise awareness of online security issues by becoming an official “Champion” of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).
Conducted every October since 2003, NCSAM is a national public awareness campaign to encourage everyone to protect their computers and our nation’s critical cyber infrastructure. NCSAM champions recognize that individuals, organizations, business and government all share the responsibility to secure their part of cyber space and the networks they use.
“With virtually every aspect of our lives affected by the Internet, most of us have experienced the negative impact of a data breach or theft. Moreover, children are being profiled, cyber-bullied, and stalked online,” said the company’s Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Jeffrey Bermant. “In addition to providing a free tool called Cocoon that helps keep people safe and private when browsing the Internet, we believe our company has a role in consumer education around this issue – that includes promoting the efforts of the National Cyber Security Alliance around National Cyber Security Awareness Month.”
Cocoon, developed by VWC, is a free all-in-one plug-in and iOS app that protects people from being tracked and profiled when on the Internet, even on public Wi-Fi networks. Cocoon works by securely connecting over any network to Cocoon’s servers, providing enterprise-grade virus protection, and encrypting all online interactions.
About Virtual World Computing|Cocoon:
Cocoon, is a free, all-in-one plugin developed by Virtual World Computing of Santa Barbara, California. In addition to its iOS app called GetCocoon, Cocoon offers versions for Firefox and Internet Explorer, and will be releasing a version for Google Chrome later this month. Virtual World Computing is also partnering with the KlaasKids Foundation to develop an online tool to help protect children that will be launched in January 2013. Cocoon’s core business model is built on trust, and its mission is to put the user in control of their Internet experience by ensuring that their computer and personal information are secure and protected from malicious attacks, unwanted spam, and invasions of privacy.