ESET Joins Campaign Supporting President Obama’s Call for Raising Cybersecurity Awareness

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Technology Industry Leaders and National Cyber Security Alliance Partner for Multi-Factor Authentication Initiative

ESET®, a global pioneer in proactive protection for more than two decades, today announced it is joining technology industry leaders to support increased cybersecurity awareness and encourage consumer use of multi-factor authentication to improve online security.

Together with Google®, Apple®, Facebook®, Amazon® and other leading technology companies, ESET signed a letter to the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) supporting President Obama’s effort to increase awareness of key security steps that all Americans can take.

“ESET is committed to not just protecting users with our security products, but educating consumers and businesses so they can live safer digital lives,” said Andrew Lee, CEO, ESET North America. “We look forward to continuing our work with the NCSA and industry partners to reinvigorate our collective cybersecurity education efforts and raise awareness of multi-factor authentication.”

Using multi-factor identification ‒ for example, a one-time code texted to a mobile device ‒ helps verify a user has authorized access to an account. Activating this technology is a simple way for consumers to protect their online identity and safeguard sensitive personal data.

The “Two Steps Ahead” multi-factor authentication-focused education initiative will be part of NCSA’s ongoing Stop. Think. Connect. campaign, and includes a national tour with community focused education events.

  • Visit the “Two Steps Ahead” website for an overview of multi-factor authentication, including a video tutorial, Q&A, infographics and tips and advice for getting started.
  • Learn about President Obama’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan and call for increased use of multi-factor authentication.
  • View the letter to the NCSA from technology industry leaders and non-profits committing to partnering on broader cybersecurity awareness and education efforts.

Today is Safer Internet Day, an international education and awareness-raising effort spanning more than 100 countries around the globe. Join the conversation online by following #CyberSecurity or #CyberAware.


About ESET:
Since 1987, ESET® has been developing award-winning security software that now helps over 100 million users to Enjoy Safer Technology. Its broad security product portfolio covers all popular platforms and provides businesses and consumers around the world with the perfect balance of performance and proactive protection. The company has a global sales network covering 180 countries, and regional offices in Bratislava, San Diego, Singapore and Buenos Aires. For more information visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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