Join Tom Tobiassen for an in-depth discussion in this video Hardening your systems and networks, part of Cybersecurity Awareness: Safer Digital Communications.
- [Instructor] So if you're like me, every day you're hearing and reading about the latest hacks into email accounts, credit cards, movie companies, large chain stores, national political committees, you name it. It appears that everyone and everything is being hacked. And the results are disastrous. Millions of credit cards stolen, account passwords, personal private records, it's absolutely crazy. Everything is at risk of falling into the wrong hands.
It's so bad that even our government database containing millions of files with the personal information of everyone in the country that either has or has had a US government top-secret security clearance has been stolen. And what is sad, that includes me. So do you think your information is safe on the internet? Do you think your emails, personal pictures, employment records, tax records, medical records, driving records, any record or information is absolutely safe on the internet? Well if you're like me, you know that your information is not absolutely safe on the internet.
To tell you the truth, your data is not safe and more likely than not, some of your data has already been hacked and is now in the hands of someone that is trying to figure out how to use it to make a dollar. So what if your data has been hacked and it's out on the internet? Where is it and what can you do about it? In this course, we're going to look at what can happen to your data if your computer, smartphone, company laptop are hacked.
We are going to look at some of the things or tricks of the trade that you can use to protect you and your data from falling into the wrong hands. Take it from me, there are some nasty people out there that are after your personal information or your company information and working on ways to get paid for that information that they steal. They want to get paid for your information. The internet is a scary place. Like the real world, it is full of malice, deceit, and people looking to make a fast buck.
But unlike the real world, criminals can run their operation from the safety and anonymity of a keyboard. Like spiders waiting for flies to bumble into their webs, there are people out there waiting for you to enter your credit card information into a false and insecure payment form. Don't fall victim to their schemes. Believe it or not, it's actually relatively easy to guard yourself against many online scams. As long as you take a few simple precautions, you can avoid attacks from most fraudsters.
Here are a handful of basic tips to make your computer, online credit card purchases, and internet experience safe.
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