Cyber Safety -
Post date: Sep 07, 2018 5:53:22 PM
1) YOU ARE YOUR DATA
Criminals need 2 things to perpetrate cyber crime: Your Personal Identifying Information(PII), and access to a Point of Compromise(PoC).
Examples of Personal Identifying Information (PII):
Date of Birth
Mother's Maiden Name
Social Security Number
Examples of Points of Compromise:
Physical Items -
Dumpster diving, mail theft, check fraud, burglaries, purse/wallet snatching
Skimming, Shoulder Surfing, Gas Pumps, Point of Sale (POS) devices, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
Computer and Internet -
Social Media, Email, Unsecure Websites, Online Shopping, Classifieds, Unsecure Wifi, Filesharing, Bot Nets, Data Breach
Mobile Devices -
SMS Phishing, GeoTagging, Spyware, Malware, Bluejacking, Near Field Communication (NFC), Quick Response Codes
2) IF IT HAS A LOCK, USE IT
Secure Points of Compromise- Balance convenience versus safety/security
Use physical locks, purge, shred, secure mail
Credit versus Debit versus Cash (Pin number versus Zip Code)
Computer and Internet
Strong Passwords - A password as a lock (15 digits or more, Caps, lowercase, Number, Symbol!) StrongPassCodes@HomeBEasy693.us
Two Factor - If a dual authentication method is available USE IT
Limit access, use passcodes/finger prints/application locks/pin access to applications
3) WHEN ASKED FOR PII, ASK WHAT FOR?
Practice responsible sharing!
WHY do you need my PII?
WHAT are you going to do with it?
HOW will you protect my data?
HOW can I monitor my data?
WHAT will you do when you are done with the data?
Plan for Safety -
It costs more NOT to pay attention
Use technology to monitor and protect your data
Educate yourself on emerging technologies
Be mindful of safety versus convenience when accessing technology
Resources for Remediation:
Federal Trade Commission: File a complaint: 1-877-FTC-HELP or 1-877-382-4357 http://www.ftc.gov
Identity Theft Resource Center: 888-400-5530 http://www.idtheftcenter.org
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse: http://www.privacyrights.org
These tips provided by NOVA - National Organization for Victim Assistance 1-800-879-6682.