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

3.5. Campaign tools – Inclusion of a reporting function

There are clear benefits realised from incorporating practical measures and ‘reporting’ functionality into Cyber-Security education and awareness raising campaigns – so that there is a greater link between the education of consumers and subsequent action. Can consumers who are engaged by the education campaign take immediate practical steps to improve their Cyber-Security? If they become aware of a Cyber-Security risk how can they report it?

Incorporating a tool for reporting security incidents or abuse may be useful -- otherwise consumers feel powerless, or that they carry the entire burden of Cyber-Security, and this may erode confidence in the use of online communications and Internet technology generally.