Adafruit launched The Cynja in their online store
Authored by Chase Cunningham and Heather Dahl, who both work for cybersecurity consulting firms, “The Cynja: Volume 1” aims to introduce children to the world of cybersecurity and teach them how to protect their computers through the awesomeness of comics!.
Being safe online is just as important as being safe walking down the the street
eForensics interview with Heather Dahl, Co-Founder of The Cynja, LLC
[eForensics Magazine]: There is a story and a big idea behind your company. Can you tell us something more about it?[Heather Dahl]: Once upon a time, I found my nephew, Grant, fighting some dragons, which—to be honest—struck me as pretty useless. No disrespect to dragons—or dragon slayers—but they’re old-school. So I said, “C’mon Grant, why don’t you fight the real bad guys—the ones that live in our computers?”
He had no idea what I was talking about.
This was frustrating because fighting bad guys is his passion. And there are lots of bad guys in cyberspace.
So I decided to buy him a book that would explain the wild cyber world of worms and zombies and Trojans and show him how awesome this world—the world I work in—really is. It would also introduce him to an important life lesson: We now live in an era of digital crime.
The Cynja Creates a New Comic Strip Promoting Cyber Safety for Kids
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Multi-platform media company, The Cynja®, announces the launch of its new weekly cyber comic strip. Using the original characters and storyline of their first graphic novel published last year, The Cynja is a full-color comic strip written by Chase Cunningham, Heather C. Dahl and illustrated by Shirow Di Rosso and is based on their expertise as techies and parents. The series inspires kids of all ages to make smart choices online and learn about Internet safety as they navigate their digital lives.
“We’re thrilled to announce our first publisher partnership with consumer reporter and author Bob Sullivan,” said Heather C. Dahl, CEO of The Cynja LLC. “Bob’s coverage of cyber crime and privacy issues exposes the world of technology that our comic is based upon. Our goal is to transport his audience deep into the virtual reality we now live by weaving creativity into our understanding of the impact digital innovation has on our daily lives, society and world.”