Bitdefender Joins Efforts to Promote Privacy Awareness
BUCHAREST, ROMANIA, Jan 24, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Bitdefender, which signed on this month to become a Data Privacy
Champion, aims to alert computer users to the growing risks to their
privacy and help them control their digital footprint in the
company's new status as a Data Privacy Champion.
As a pioneer in data privacy, Bitdefender is hosting a webinar to
examine what kind of data is sent and collected over the internet on
January 28 between 9AM and 10AM PST. Featuring Chief Security
Strategist Catalin Cosoi, Bitdefender's Data Protection Webinar aims
to tackle sizzling user privacy topics and the risks associated with
user profiling and identity theft.
"Data privacy is becoming a growing concern as websites often
integrate third-party services designed to monitor and profile user
behavior," said Cosoi, who has spent the past decade studying the
increasing frequency of data privacy invasions for one of the world's
leading computer security companies.
"We're trying to raise awareness on just how much information is
tracked when people simply visit a website, and how even
non-personally identifiable information can be used to track someone,
with or without their consent," he said.
Bitdefeder already protects users' privacy by continuously improving
its iOS web-based Clueful app and social media watchdog, SafeEgo.
With both products designed to safeguard user privacy, Bitdefender
provides the proper tools for navigating in a safe online
Recognizing and supporting the ideal that individuals, organizations,
business and government share responsibility for protecting privacy,
Bitdefender encourages everyone to bring information privacy into
their daily thoughts, conversations and actions.
Increasing sophistication and precision targeting of data privacy
invasions mean that user awareness of data privacy needs to reach
ever-higher levels. Bitdefender spearheads efforts to keep users safe
from potential online attacks on their private data and privacy.
Bitdefender is the creator of one of the
world's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified
internet security software. Since 2001, the company has been an
industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning
protection. Today, Bitdefender technology secures the digital
experience of around 400 million home and corporate users across the
Recently, Bitdefender won a series of important awards and accolades
in the global security industry, including "Editor's Choice" by PC
Mag for Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 and the "GoldAward" by
TopTenREVIEWS that confirmed the software's top spot among 25 tested
security products. Bitdefender antivirus technology has also finished
top in leading industry tests from both AV Test and AV-Comparatives.
More information about Bitdefender's antivirus products is available
from the company's security solutions press room. Additionally,
Bitdefender publishes the HOTforSecurity blog, a sizzling blend of
steamy computer security stories and stimulating visuals that
spotlights the seedy underworld of internet fraud, scams, malicious
software -- and gossip.
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