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Keeping Passwords, Financial and Personal Information Safe

Learn how to keep your information protected from real-life risks and gain tips on the tools that can help.

Hackers have become more sophisticated in their tactics, with the motive behind the majority of their attacks (88%) being purely financial. With a couple of simple rules and understanding where the risks exist, you can protect yourself and your assets. This topic seeks to explain what risks are present and what steps you can take, with little effort and often at no expense, to protect your passwords, financial, and personal information.

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Agenda

Introduction

  • Fun Hacking Facts
    • Average Cost of a Data Breach: $3.86 Million
    • Average Time to Identify a Breach: 207 Days
    • PII Involved in 58% of Breaches
    • Breaches Increased by 11% Since 2018 and 67% Since 2014
    • 64% of Americans Have Never Checked to See If They Were Affected by a Data Breach
    • 56% of Americans Don't Know What Steps to Take in the Event of a Data Breach
  • Impact of a Single Hack
    • Adverse Impact on Credit
    • Debt That You Did Not Incur
    • Costs of Rehabilitating Your Credit
  • What Are the Most Common Passwords?
  • Are You Pawned?

Password Hygiene

  • Basic Requirements of a Password
    • 16 Characters
    • Upper and LowerCase Letter
    • Special Characters
  • Changing Your Password (90 Days)
  • Do Not Repeat Your Password
  • Never Share Your Password

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

  • What Is MFA?
  • Benefits of MFA
  • Costs of MFA (Nothing)
  • Biometric Authentication

Password Management System

  • Keeps Track of Your Passwords
  • Lets You Know If You Repeated, See Above
  • Will Generate a Proper Password for You
  • Can Back up Your Passwords Automatically
  • Entirely Safe

Other Security Measures

  • HTTP vs. HTTPS
  • Lock the Laptop in Trunk
  • Use a Security Cable
  • Use a Privacy Screen
  • Using a Web-Based Alternative, e.g., Desktop as a Service (DaaS)

Encryption Tools

  • What Is Encryption?
  • Encryption Approaches:
    • Whole Drive
    • File or Object
    • Secure Email

Social Engineering Attacks

  • Baiting (Offering Incentives)
  • Scareware (Threats of Adverse Actions)
  • Pretexting (Pretending to Be Someone Else)
  • Phishing (Urgent Emails)
  • Spear Phishing (Targeted Phishing)
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Patrick T. Cronin, Esq.

Patrick T. Cronin, Esq.

Accenture

  • Senior Manager for Accenture, an international system integrator; Accenture is a consultancy which enables their clients’ team so their clients can implement the processes and technology to deliver data excellence and drive their business forward; his focus is privacy, security, and data governance
  • Principal for 15 years in the forensic firm of Eastern Computer Forensics; Eastern Computer Forensics provided litigation support to law firms in the areas of data analysis, historic cell tower analysis, and forensic cell phone/hard drive analysis
  • Conducts regular seminars on data privacy, security, analysis, and visualization for attorneys
  • Has been admitted in both criminal and civil proceedings as an expert in the data space
  • J.D. degree, Rutgers University; B.S. degree in computer science, William Paterson University; Cert. Forensic Analysis, Champlain College; Cert. Data Analysis, Johns Hopkins University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 408598
Published 2021
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