October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and we’re offering events, toolkits and services to help make the internet safer and more secure.
With the elevated role that technology plays in our day to day lives, it’s no surprise that identity theft and data breaches are on the rise. In fact, it’s estimated that one in four Americans have been affected by cybercrime.
No matter who you are, someone is interested in your information. Identity theft is profitable, and it’s appealing to cybercriminals because there’s very little risk compared to a traditional robbery. Cybercriminals are especially interested in accessing your financial accounts, or to use your information to commit fraud — like opening credit cards in your name and leaving you with the bill and damaged credit. Being a victim of a cybercrime is devastating and recovering can be a long and frustrating process.
That’s why it’s so important to #StaySafeOnline — protecting yourself and your assets starts with cybersecurity awareness.