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How to Conduct an Online Privacy Review (Video)

How to Conduct an Online Privacy Review (Video)

Video Transcript

Whether you consider yourself a casual internet browser or you want to become the next social media guru, you should ask yourself one important question. How do I protect myself online? One way is to conduct an online privacy review each year.

This includes:

  • Applying social media safeguards.
    • Make your profiles private and don’t accept invites from people you don’t know.
  • Think before you post.
    • By posting about a favorite song, show, city or a pet’s name, you may be providing clues fraudsters can use for phishing or vishing attacks.
    • If you travel, be careful about who knows your home is unattended. This could lead to break-ins or dumpster diving to attain personal information, and it puts your physical safety at risk.
  • Make your passwords strong and use different passwords for all accounts.
    • Using generic passwords like “password” or “1-2-3-4-5-6” give hackers access to your personal information in minutes.
    • Make your passwords complex with upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols.
    • When possible, use two-step verification for your online accounts. This way, when you try to sign in, you will receive a text or call with a one-time code to enter before being granted full access.
    • If it’s difficult to remember multiple passwords, use a password manager.
  • Always remember to Stop. Look. Think.
    • If there’s a link, post or attachment, look closely at the sender and think twice before proceeding. You could be one click away from a hacker’s scam.

The internet is at your fingertips, but unfortunately the same goes for fraudsters. Remember to use these tips at least once a year to help keep your online presence safe.

Edin Hadzic, CBAO, CBSM, CAMS

Edin Hadzic, CBAO, CBSM, CAMS

Financial Intelligence Officer (515) 222-2016 Email Edin

Edin Hadzic is a Compliance and Information Security Officer at Bankers Trust. His responsibilities include Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Anti-Money Laundering Compliance and fraud monitoring. Edin is a Certified Bank Security Manager (CBSM), Certified BSA-AML Officer, holds a CAMS certification (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist), and was designated as the Bank’s OFAC Officer in the summer of 2017. Edin is a graduate of Grand View University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems and Business Administration.

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