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Keeping Your Information Secure Online this Winter

At InfoGrate, we often work with clients on security-based projects. In the finance sector, maintaining a high level of compliance is of paramount importance.

But what about at home, now that many of us have set up makeshift home offices? Keeping your personal information is just as essential, especially during the upcoming holiday season with loads of folks purchasing gifts online.

Here are some basic tips to get you started!

Texting. Avoid texting private information, such as birth dates, Social Security numbers, and credit card information.

Wi-Fi. Matters regarding financial transactions should only be conducted on a trusted private internet connection, never a public one. Hackers often use public Wi-Fi to steal information from network users that are not using VPN encryption.

Social media. Avoid connecting with strangers on social networks. Social media can give away a family’s whereabouts or allow a hacker inside their personal lives.

Email. Electronic mail is permanent, so be ready to own everything in your message before sending it. Avoid emailing sensitive information that could otherwise be shared by phone.

While these may seem like no-brainers at work, we often forget how important such safety is at home! Follow these tips and your information will be safer.

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