Info About Protecting Your Personal Identity

Especially after the recent Anthem cyber-security breach, people are writing to us who are concerned about identity theft. Below are 5 concise articles, written in plain English, related to identity theft; and you may want to forward this to your friends as well:

Keeping Hackers from Stealing Your Online Identity

Too often you visit a website, after you place an order, transfer money, or update a profile, you just close the window when you are finished. You just skipped one of the most important parts for security…

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Posted by Mike Foster on October 31st, 2013.

Apple and Amazon and Stolen Identity

Due to problems at Apple and Amazon, hackers stole Mat Honan’s identity. Do you want to be next?

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Posted by Mike Foster on August 30th, 2012.

What to do if Someone Steals your Identity

A client wrote recently explaining their family’s personal information was on a laptop in their car when the car was stolen. Of course, the laptop was not using full disk encryption, or they would never have called me. What do you do?

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Posted by Mike Foster on March 24th, 2010.

Understand More about Identity Theft

Watch NBC Dateline’s video, “To Catch an Identity Thief, ” with no commercials: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17805134/ns/dateline_nbc-to_catch_an_id_thief/. Scroll down and look on the right hand column for “Videos: Part 1 – watch the entire episode” and “Videos: Part 2 – watch the entire episode”

Posted by Mike Foster on August 19th, 2009.

These Short and Fun IT Videos Can Protect You!

Always remember: The best IT security controls can be thwarted by human ignorance. Here are fun videos to help you train your users in an enjoyable way. One of our training videos currently holds the #1 spot. Continue reading ‘These Short and Fun IT Videos Can Protect You!

Posted by Mike Foster October 24th, 2013.

If you don’t want to click on links in an email message, a good security strategy, then you can go to the web address: www.fosterinstitute.com/blog On that page, you will see a “search” box, in the right-hand column. Please enter this word in the search box: identity
Then these articles will pop up right there on your computer.

Take steps to protect your identity today!


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