Minimizing Cyber Threats in the 21st Century

“The cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation.” – President Barack Obama

As part of the day to day practices, it is important to keep up-to-date with the latest news to protect and prevent any delicate situation against your identity affecting your economic status. It is important to learn ways to minimize the probably of being attacked through cyberspace.

According to the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America, these are the some threats affecting the people.

Types of Cyber Threats:

  1.  Identity Theft – Identity theft is the illegal use of someone else’s personal information in order to obtain money or credit,
  2.  Fraud and Phishing – Fraud is the intentional perversion of truth in order to induce another to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right,
  3. Phishing – Phishing is a scam by which an email user is duped into revealing personal or confidential information that the scammer can use illicitly, or fraudulently,
  4. Cyber Bullying and Ethics – Cyber bullying is the electronic posting of mean-spirited messages about a person, often done anonymously,
  5. Cyber Predators – Cyber predators are people who search online for other people in order to use, control, or harm them in some way.

 Source: Dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect – STC Brochure 2014

Being aware of what is happening around you including in the internet may reduce the percentage of becoming a target.

Another way to protect yourself in case of an attack online are the services offered by Legal Shield. In case of the unfortunate event of stolen identity Legal Shield provides Comprehensive Identity Restoration from Kroll and other legal support to restore and restart.

To learn more visit www.discoverlegalshield.com

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