information security Georgetown TX

information security Georgetown TX

We’ve discussed the DarkWeb in the past but wanted to revisit the topic due to the increasing ease of your info becoming stored, bought or traded in this anonymous playground. Hacked accounts and stolen credentials continue to fill the Dark Web’s marketplace and due to the surprising affordability of one user’s identity, it continues to grow into an incredibly lucrative business.

Here are 5 ways you can help to prevent unauthorized access to your personal information:

  1. darkweb cybersecurity Georgetown TXEnable two-step authentication on all online accounts including social media. In addition to entering your password, you’ll also want the site to send a code to your phone or email verifying it’s you.
  2. Monitor your credit consistently and set up alerts to notify of any new inquiries or accounts. A lot of the major credit card companies and banks have credit/fraud monitoring included in their services which may require opting into.
  3. Practice safe and secure password management. This means changing your password every 30 to 90 days and using a different password for every account.
  4. Have a plan in place for when your information gets breached. You should always assume that it could happen to you. Then, immediately execute your plan when it does happen. This might include freezing your accounts and alerting authorities.
  5. Run a Dark Web Scan to see if your information is already out there. This can be done for both your personal and business information.Free Dark Web Check Georgetown TX

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By Josh Wilmoth
CEO, Central Texas Technology Solutions