S2 Grupo will protect online players from cybercrime
- This initiative aims to build a bridge between parents and young people in the field of online games, in which adults often do not know how to advise their children.
- The main dangers of online video games are cyberbullying or harassment, grooming, theft of bank details, theft of personal information or malware.
Valencia, July 22, 2020.- The increase in cybercrime in the field of online video games and eSports is a reality that is growing in parallel with the increase in its users. For this reason, the cybersecurity company S2 Grupo has been implementing various initiatives for years to raise awareness among parents and adults on how to use them safely and avoid falling into the nets of cybercriminals.
Along these lines, S2 Grupo has launched “Protected Games” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOW4qpW4yxs) which is a project in which Hijos Digitales, its cybersecurity awareness blog for families, has created a YouTube channel in which videos will be presented to show how to use in a cyber-secure way the most popular online video games & e-Sports such as Fornite, Clash Royale, etc.
“Our objective is that this initiative serves as a bridge between parents and young people to facilitate the understanding of the characteristics of these video games and, of course, the possible risks that may exist in them. This point is essential, because we need to know where the potential danger lies in order to avoid it”, said José Rosell, managing partner of S2 Grupo.
“In these videos, created by experts from our team, we will pay attention to common cyber risks of these online games such as micropayments within the games, account security or ways of communicating between players. These are the ones that can lead to cybercrimes such as cyberbullying or harassment, grooming, theft of bank details, theft of personal information or malware. And, in addition, from Protected Games, the specific risks that can be found in each video game will be shared, as well as the best practices and recommendations to avoid them among the general public”, explained Miguel A. Juan, managing partner of S2 Grupo.
In this YouTube channel the games will be shown as they are and thus they will have simple tutorials that will teach them how to properly configure the accounts so that they are secure. Among the information that will be available in Protected Games are video game reviews, the main risks that can be found, security tips, a summary of the best parental control practices, etc.
S2 Grupo has insisted that this sector should not be viewed as "negative" because online games and sports allow dynamic learning, encourage group work, stimulate memory, etc. You just have to use them responsibly because having chats with which to talk with other players, being able to share cameras, etc., simply requires paying attention to safeguarding privacy.
This action is part of Evoluciona2, S2 Grupo's corporate responsibility strategy to raise awareness in society about cybersecurity and protect the most vulnerable groups, mainly.