Cybersecurity Tips Blog

When shopping online, always use your credit cards instead of a debit card. If any fraud happens, it is far easier to recover your money from a credit card transaction. Gift cards and one-time-use credit card numbers are even more secure.

Be careful: the more information you post online about yourself, the easier it is for a cyber attacker to target you and create custom attacks against you or your organization.

Two Factor Authentication (2FA) is one of the best steps you can take to secure any account. 2FA is when you require both a password and code sent to or generated by your mobile device. Examples of services that support two-step verification include Gmail, Dropbox and Twitter.

One of the most effective ways you can protect your computer at home is to make sure both the operating system and your applications are patched and updated. Enable automatic updating whenever possible.

Report any identity theft immediately by following these steps:

  • Contact the three major credit bureaus and have them place a fraud alert on your credit report.

  • If a credit card was involved, contact the credit card company and have a new credit card with a new number issued.

  • Contact your local law enforcement agency and file a report.

  • File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.

  • Document all conversations so you know whom you spoke to and when.

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