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):

Names/Usernames

Date of Birth

Mother's Maiden Name

Address(es)

Phone Number(s)

Email Account(s)

Passwords

Social Security Number

Account Number(s)

Examples of Points of Compromise:

Physical Items -

Dumpster diving, mail theft, check fraud, burglaries, purse/wallet snatching

Technology -

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

Physical Items

Use physical locks, purge, shred, secure mail

Technology

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

Mobile devices

Limit access, use passcodes/finger prints/application locks/pin access to applications

3) WHEN ASKED FOR PII, ASK WHAT FOR?

Practice responsible sharing!

ASK:

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.