An Overview of International Cyber-Security Awareness Raising and Educational Initiatives (2011)

International campaigns – Campaign 5 – Security Cartoon

This site provides an overview for Cyber-Security threats using cartoons. It presents an innovative approach to educating the public about personal safety on the Internet. The severity of risks involved in each topic is summarized in a short comic strip in an effort to gain attention of users.




Campaign Name:

Security Cartoon


Security Cartoon

Main URL:


Published October 1, 2007


Not disclosed

Topics covered:

– Spoofing

– Malware

– Phishing

– Pharming

– Passwords

– Politics

– Fight Back

Target Audience:

– Consumers


(more a single resource than a campaign)


Not found

Additional Information:

A brief overview of the organization:

‘Drs. Sukamol Srikwan and Markus Jakobsson developed in 2006 as an approach to improve security awareness and understanding among typical Internet users. The material is supported by their insights into computer security, deceit psychology and learning. The approach has been documented in a recent scientific journal (‘Using Cartoons to Teach Internet Security’, Cryptologia, vol. 32, no. 2, 2008) and in a book chapter (chapter 13 of Crimeware, Symantec Press, 2008).

In 2007, Srikwan and Jakobsson founded Extricatus, LLC, a Mountain View, CA company. Extricatus' charter is to improve security messaging and reduce security vulnerabilities due to social engineering and human error, two of the leading causes to security breaches. Among their clients are five Fortune-500 companies, and several European and Latin American companies concerned with the rising tides of online fraud.’


1. ‘Home’ Security Cartoon <> (accessed 23 June 2010).

2. ‘About Us’ Security Cartoon <> (accessed 23 June 2010).