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Have you considered a career in cyber security? Professionals in this field work to: defeat malicious attackers, improve a company’s security and defenses, become an ethical hacker, and prevent identity theft. A Global Information Security Workforce Study found that the cyber security workforce gap is on pace to hit 1.8 million by 2022 (ISC, 2017). [Read More]

When sharing personal information on the internet, you should always proceed carefully. A good practice is to ask yourself this question before posting: “Am I comfortable sharing this information with the whole world? Forever?” Remember: Information shared online can never be completely removed from the internet. The internet is a global collection of websites, host [Read More]

Checking your credit report is one of the most important ways you can protect yourself online. There are many reasons you should check your credit report at least once a year. Here are five: Prevent identity theft. One of the first signs of identity theft or credit card fraud is finding unrecognized names and accounts [Read More]

Have you heard about two-factor authentication? It’s everywhere these days… Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Apple…. and UNCG! With two-factor authentication, hackers cannot take over your accounts, even if they get your password. By using your password in conjunction with another device such as your smartphone, you add an extra layer of security for your accounts. Watch [Read More]

Do you know how to recognize phishing emails? Some of the common signs to look for include: Creating a sense of urgency: Attackers want to make you panic so that you are more likely to make a mistake. Example: Subject of email is “Urgent: Your Accounts Needs Updating” Asking for personal info: An attacker’s goal is [Read More]