Safeguarding Personal Data Online

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by Michael Garcia
Chief Technology Officer

Last week, we sent a notice to clients regarding the Equifax data breach. To read that information, please click here.

Since sending that notice to clients, we have had additional questions regarding online information and steps to take to safeguard personal data. We realize it can seem daunting to do everything IT professionals recommend, but here are some suggestions that we emphasize:

  1. Monitor your financial accounts
  2. Monitor your credit report
  3. Use “strong” passwords and don’t repeat the same password with multiple accounts
  4. Don’t click on links in emails unless you are sure of the origin and trust the sender

For your information, we have included resources that we have found helpful.

Articles Related to the Equifax Breach:

Lock Down Your Data After the Equifax Breach – Right Now from Nerdwallet

How to Freeze Your Credit, and Why You Might Want To from Nerdwallet

How to Use from Nerdwallet

How to Make Online Banking More Secure from Nerdwallet

Equifax’s Instructions Are Confusing. Here Is What to Do Now from New York Times


Articles on How to Create Strong Passwords:

How Do I Create a Strong Password? from Webroot

Tips for Strong, Secure Passwords and Other Authentication Tools from ConnectSafely


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