Data Privacy Day is today and to celebrate, we have tips for you on how to protect your data. Millions of people are unaware of and uninformed about how their personal information is being used or shared digitally.
These tips will help you form a solid foundation and protect your data:
Ask why when someone asks for your phone number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If they don’t have an answer, don’t give it to them.
Update your devices frequently and if you don’t have auto-updates enabled, check for updates frequently. This is probably the best way to protect your information from attacks.
Avoid public Wi-Fi networks which usually do not encrypt traffic so anyone on the network can spy on your usage. If you have to use public Wi-Fi, do not share any important data.
Use tracker blocker browser extensions, which will block online tools that track your behavior on websites.
Fake it and set up email accounts you only use for online shopping, providing fake information.
Create strong passwords and change them frequently. Use capital letters, numbers and symbols. Don’t use personal information, such as, children’s names and personal dates. Having a complex password can make a huge difference when it comes to data security. Also, make sure you have passwords on all your devices.
from online services you do not use. Online shopping website and social media networks have access to the personal information you give them. If you haven’t used an app or website within the past year, close your account or unsubscribe.
You must constantly be aware of where you are putting your sensitive private information. If you need help, contact us today to help secure your data.