Monday, January 14, 2008

Symantec releases online cyber-security quiz

In the realm of companies I wouldn't expect to release an online game, Symantec is right up at the top of the list. But that's just what the security software firm has done with its Cyber Smackdown online quiz [requires Adobe Flash Player 9], a Web-based game that tasks players with answering questions related to cyber security. It's a good idea, and if Symantec had bothered to come up with some difficult questions or even a few dozen different questions, it would have also been a nice manifestation. [ I just heard from Symantec, and the deal is that the company plans to release a full version of the game on Jan. 10 which will have 120 questions. The version with 12 questions is a CES-only version. ]

Read the article HERE.


At this time the site is still running with 12 questions, none of which have any relevence to security. Perhaps the other 108 to be added will rectify that. Which begs the question, why so many questions, when the site could probably get away with 50? But then I look at the provider, and bloatware just keeps springing to my mind.

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