2. Ascertain the degree to which the NSC can (or cannot) lend assistance in this instance and what your specific role in this decision will be.
In 2012, Americans were ranked 117th of 193 countries for geographical knowledge, a very poor showing. The National Geographic Society confirmed it that year with a study showing that, among Americans aged 18 to 24:
*30% could not find the Pacific Ocean on a map
*More 50% could not locate India
*85% could not find Iraq
*33% could not locate Louisiana and almost 50% of respondents were unable to identify Mississippi or New York
*Only 89% could find Texas and California
*Less than 30% of those polled believe that it was necessary to be able to locate countries in the news on a map
*87% thought Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe were countries, and not continents
*78% could not name the correct number on continents on Earth and only 10% could name them all
*75% could not locate Israel on a map of the Middle East
*30% thought that the most fortified border in the world was between Mexico and the US
*And 11% couldn’t even find their own country, the UNITED STATES on the world map
A National Geographic-Roper Public Affairs Geographic Literacy Study in 2006 painted a dismal picture of the geographic knowledge of the most recent high school graduates.
*88% percent of those questioned could not find Afghanistan on a map of Asia despite widespread coverage of the US-led overthrow of the Taliban in 2001 and the political rebirth of the country
*63% could not find Iraq or Saudi Arabia on a map and 75% could not point out Iran or Israel. 44% couldn’t find any one of those four countries
*Recently, American Idol Kellie Pickler appeared on US television game show ‘Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?’ and was asked what country had Budapest as its capital. She had never even heard of Hungary and she thought Europe was a country.
*Only about 20% of Americans have passports, but that’s no guarantee they know anything about the world in which they live. One survey asked passengers returning from Europe to show on a map where they had just been vacationing for the last week, and 32% were unable to locate the country or countries.
Los Angeles ? In one of his trademark random Jaywalking interviews with people strolling down the street, Jay Leno spoke recently with a young man, where the following conversation took place:
‘Who was the leader of Germany in World War II?’ Leno asked.
‘Hitler?’ the young man ventured.
‘What was his first name?’
‘Just Hitler, wasn’t it?’
‘Hitler Hitler? He didn’t have a first name? Was it Robert?’
‘He was just known as Hitler . . . like Cher.’
Depiction: 'another texting vermin that spreads utilizing the visit include in Skype has surfaced, security firm F-Secure cautioned. The worm, named Pykse.A, is like dangers that influence texting applications. A focused on Skype client will get a visit message with content and a Web connect that appears as though it goes to a JPEG record on a Web webpage, F-Secure said on its Web website. Tapping the connection will divert the client to a noxious document. The document, in the wake of executing, will send a malignant connect to every single online contact in a Skype client's rundown and will demonstrate a photo of an inadequately clad lady, F-Secure said. What's more, it sets the client's Skype status message to "Don't Disturb," the security firm said. Pykse additionally visits various Web locales that don't have any noxious code and a website that seems to check contaminated machines, F-Secure said. The Finnish security organization doesn't list a specific malignant payload for Pykse other than it spreading and going to Web locales.' Status: Skype likewise prescribes utilizing antivirus programming to check the documents got from other individuals. Case 2: Next-age Skype Trojan hits web (Published date: 26 Mar 2007) Influenced: Warezov Trojan steed to target Skype clients. Danger Type: Trojan Horse Portrayal: 'Frauds have again adjusted the Warezov Trojan steed to target Skype clients. The assault is like dangers that objective texting applications. A focused on Skype client will get a talk message with the content "Examination this" and a connection to a malevolent executable called file_01.exe on a site. Once tainted, a PC will be available no matter what to the assailant and the Trojan stallion will begin sending messages to the casualty's Skype contacts to spread.' Status: Skype cautioned clients against opening the vindictive record, take alert by and large when opening connections, and furthermore prescribes utilizing antivirus programming to check approaching documents. Case 3: AIM bot makes "battle combos" to spread (Published date: 18 Sep 2006) Influenced: Online aggressors have made a texting bot program for AOL texting that chains together various executable records, like the mix moves in battle amusements. Risk write: Worm and Bot Depiction: 'The product, named the AIM Pipeline worm, utilizes secluded executable records to taint machines with various usefulness yet in addition to influence the bot to network's development more hearty: if a Web website facilitating one of the parts gets shutdown, alternate bits of the worm can at present spread.' Status: America Online has obstructed the URLs utilized as a part of the messages sent by the AIM Pipeline worm. 2.3 Trends l Increase in IM dangers 'IM Security Center scientists followed 33 malignant code assaults over IM systems amid the long stretch of September, bringing the 2007 aggregate to 297. This is a 20% expansion in IM dangers contrasted and a similar day and age a year ago.' (SAN DIEGO - Akonix Systems, Inc 2007) 'Research likewise shows that there are more targets influenced by IM dangers' (SANS Institute 2006) l New sort of IM worms 'New IM worms recognized incorporate Agent-GCG, Ataxbot, Exploit-VcardGadget, Focelto, MSNFunny, IMBot, MsnSend, MSN-WhoBlocked, Neeris, Pykse, Skipi, S>GET ANSWER