Security Tips to Prevent Identity Theft at Your First Job This Summer

<strong>New York &mdash; May 13</strong><br />More than a million college graduates and students will be starting a new job or internship this summer. Most of them will receive their first company computer and with that comes a brand new set of responsibilities. <br /><br />One of those responsibilities is preventing the theft of sensitive company data and their own personal information. Every two seconds, an American&rsquo;s identity is stolen and more than 277 million data records of U.S. residents have been exposed to date due to security breaches.<br /><br />Protecting a corporate computer helps you prevent your identity theft, as well as safeguard your company from unfortunate data leakage incidents. "Parents teach us to &#39;look both ways before crossing the street,&#39; but most of us didn&#39;t grow up hearing, &#39;make sure your password contains a number&#39; or, &#39;install the latest service pack,&#39;" said Todd Feinman, CEO of Identity Finder LLC, a company whose software helps prevent both of these problems. <br /><br />Identity Finder provides 10 simple tips to help you protect your computer at work:<br /><br />1. Your password is a form of your identity and can be used to access your computer and all the information on it. Make sure it is at least seven characters, contains numbers and upper and lowercase letters. Do not simply pick a word from the dictionary and add a number.<br /><br />2. Peer-to-peer file-sharing programs may allow people to access your company&#39;s data and steal personal and private information. Configure these programs…


cmadmin

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Posted in Uncategorized|

Comment:

Powered by WebDesk