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Acronis joins hands with Cyber Youth Singapore to equip local teens with good cyber habits amid growing cyberthreats

We are honoured to announce a partnership for the Surf Safe Campaign on 17 Jan 2022, that is supported by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), as part of Singapore’s national movement – Digital for Life. Like-minded partners across private, public and people sectors work together through the movement to help Singaporeans embrace digital as a lifelong pursuit, so as to enrich their lives and build a safe and inclusive digital society for all.

The Surf Safe Campaign aims to educate 100,000 secondary school students on the importance of surfing the internet safely over the next three years – with 50,000 students educated over the first two years. Piloting in 2022 and implemented by CYS, the engagement plan will be curated and tailored to suit each secondary school’s unique needs and learning objectives.

As the most frequent technology consumers and early adapters, youth will remain at the forefront of the digital era. Teaching youth how to keep themselves safe online, in turn, protects Singapore’s digital future. The Surf Safe Campaign aims to equip our younger generation with good cyber habits, which they would be able to carry back to their homes and the rest of the nation.

Acronis is honoured to partner with CYS to reinforce our nation’s digital security by nurturing digitally savvy youths. It’s never been more important for our young people to focus on cybersecurity and cyber wellness. As a Singaporean cyber protection unicorn, it is a part of our DNA to contribute back to the society by helping build up cyber awareness – be it by educating businesses or the general public, as well as training a pool of cybersecurity talent in Singapore.

Stanislav Protassov, Acronis Co-founder & Technology President

Fuelled by the pandemic, remote work and remote education became the default format for hundreds of millions across the globe. With the rise of cybercrimes, the number of youths falling victim to cyberattacks has surged globally. In Singapore, nearly 4 in 10 people here, or 37%, reported being victims of at least one cybersecurity incident last year – according to findings from the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore’s (CSA) Cybersecurity Awareness Survey. Findings prove that while more people are aware of cyber threats, many still believe that they will not be targeted by cyber criminals – including younger generations.

The Surf Safe Campaign aims to reinforce Singapore’s digital security by nurturing secondary school students into digitally resilient citizens. Working with various organisations through its CSR arm, the Acronis Cyber Foundation, Acronis has been actively promoting cyber literacy and education for youth communities in Singapore – and around the world.

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