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Tips to Help Safeguard Your Personal Identity Online

Tips to Help Safeguard Your Personal Identity Online

Shopping, gifting, and donating online can be fast, convenient, and efficient. You’ll just want to make sure it’s safe, too! In this post, we’re going to cover tips to help you safeguard your personal identity online. Let’s jump right in.

Browse securely or bounce.

Before you transact on a website, you’ll want to make sure the site is secure. Look for the closed padlock icon on your browser. In addition, the URL in the browser will show ‘https’. If you land on a website that isn’t secure, the best policy is usually to bounce.

Avoid public WI-FI.

When you connect to an outside network, bad actors may be able to access your browser history and data. If you do need to access public WI-FI you’ll want to use a VPN solution to make sure your traffic is encrypted.

Be a skeptic of urgency.

This is especially true of emails and websites that request personal data such as driver’s license number, passport information, payments, and “investment” opportunities.

The Personal Cybersecurity Do’s and Don’ts

Personal identity theft is a big issue around the world. It’s important to remain vigilant to protect your personal data. It’s true that following the steps above will help. However, we have more tips. Lots more. You can get them all in our resource: Click this. Not that. Do’s and Don’ts for Safeguarding Your Personal Identity Online.

Contact Burnham WGB’s Cyber Team

You don’t have to protect your identity on your own. Our Cyber Risk Management Team is here to help you navigate the challenges and risks you face today and help protect the assets you’ve worked so hard to build. Contact us today to get in touch with an experienced risk advisor!