The goal of maintaining personal privacy is managing your digital footprint, i.e. - attempting to protect
and limit what information is collected about you. Be aware that in today's digital world, it is almost
impossible to eliminate your digital footprint or stop every organization from collecting information on
you; we can only reduce it.
Your personal information exists in numerous places all over the internet. Assume that some information about you is already available to criminals and consider what you can do to slow down or detect the use of your information for fraud.
Now What? - How to Take Back Control
If you suspect you have been hacked, stay calm; you will get through this. If the hack is work-related, do
not try to fix the problem yourself; report it immediately. If it is a personal system or account that has
been hacked, here are some steps you can take:
It’s well known that people online aren’t always as they appear. However, tens of thousands of internet users fall victim to online romance scams each year. These scams can be incredibly convincing and are increasingly found across dating sites and social media platforms.
By appealing to victims’ emotions and feigning personal connections, scammers will try to steal large sums of money and personal information. Luckily, there are ways to identify a scam and protect yourself online.
Millions of people are unaware of and uninformed about how their personal information is being used, collected or shared in our digital society. Data Privacy Day aims to inspire dialogue and empower individuals and companies to take action.
To create a secure home network, you need to start by securing your Wi-Fi access point (sometimes called a Wi-Fi router). This is the device that controls who and what can connect to your home network.
Trying to securely make the most of today’s technology can be overwhelming for almost all of us, but it
can be especially challenging for family members not as used to or as familiar with technology.
Cyber attackers have learned that the easiest ways to steal your information, hack your accounts, or infect your systems is by simply tricking you into doing it for them using a technique called social engineering.
Phishing attacks use email or malicious websites to infect your machine with malware and viruses in order to collect personal and financial information.
Creating a strong password is an essential step to protecting yourself online. Using long and complex passwords is one of the easiest ways to defend yourself from cybercrime.
More and more of our home devices—including thermostats, door locks, coffee machines, and smoke alarms—are now connected to the Internet.
These advances in technology are innovative and intriguing, however they also pose a new set of security risks. #BeCyberSmart to connect with confidence and protect your digital home.
An official-looking envelope arrives in the mail with a check or money order for$20,000 inside.
The letter says you have won$4 million in a sweepstakes or lottery. You just need to wire $3,000 for taxes to claim the rest of your winnings.
Is this your lucky day?
NO! It is a fake check scam that will cost you thousands.
Multifactor authentication (MFA) is defined as a security process that requires more than one method of authentication from independent sources to verify the user’s identity.
The Internet touches almost all aspects of our daily lives. We are able to shop, bank, connect with family and friends, and handle our medical records all online. These activities require you to provide personally identifiable information (PII) such as your name, date of birth, account numbers, passwords, and location information.
Did you know -
- The average cost of a data breach for a US company in 2019 was $8.19 million? That's an increase of 130% since 2006!
- 7-10% of the U.S. population are victims of identity fraud each year, and 21% of those experience multiple incidents of identity fraud.