Dark Web: How to Protect Your Sensitive Data and Information

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Nowadays, identity theft, compromised or breached  email accounts, hacked computers, have become a daily occurrences.  For those have become a victim or affected by them, they have to deal with the time consuming data and identity repair and costly consequences. 

Unfortunately, too many of us don’t take the steps necessary to effectively guard against identity theft. We still resist to come up with a plan that aims to stop the cyber criminals from accessing, purchasing and trading our personal information and sensitive data. 

According to a study by Experian, only 18% of U.S. adults use a paid credit monitoring product to protect their identities, and 13% use one to monitor their credit and finances. Additionally, 81% stated they rely on their banks and credit card companies to take responsibility for thwarting identity theft. There are similar statistic for businesses owners to shield their sensitive data from cybercriminals.

Identity thieves are only too happy for fraud targets to be dependent on others to protect their identity. Here’s a list of some key steps to prevent becoming a victim:

  1. Awareness: Being able to define and recognize Cyber Crime (credit card fraud, Employment or tax fraud, Bank fraud, Government documents fraud, Patients information, utilities fraud)
  2. Be vigilant: Never take the security of your personal data for granted.  Cybercriminals, are working hard to target unprepared and vulnerable consumer and businesses because that is where financial opportunity lies. If you have employees, regular employee awareness training is your best bet to protect yourself against cybercrimes. 
  3. Monitoring your accounts: There are many services available such as ID agent that monitors all of your business and personal emails and all the other sensitive information in the Dark Web. Credit companies will provide you with credit reports that include any suspicious activity on your financial accounts. As a result, check your credit report regularly for any discrepancies.
  4. Complex Passwords: Using complex passwords, changing passwords regularly and not using the same password or similar password for different accounts is the best way to protect yourself against cyber-criminals.
  5. Avoid Shady websites, links, attachments: Safe browsing is a term used for not accessing adult websites, downloading free software, songs, pictures, videos, etc., clicking on links and opening attachments in the email .
  6. The Weak links: Any device also known as endpoint that has access to the internet such as laptops, tablets, mobile devices, Internet of things (IoT), Wi-Fi devices, can be targeted by hackers.  Taking appropriate actions to safeguard them is a wise move. 

  We have partnered with ID Agent, a leading Dark Web monitoring company, and are offering a free scan of your credentials on the Dark Web as well as free cyber security assessment.  Contact us for this incredible opportunity to identify if your credentials have been compromised. For more information, feel free to contact us at CEO Computers: 818-501-2281 or visit us at: www.ceocomputers.com we will be happy to address any of your Cyber Security concerns. 

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