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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.



AVP, Fraud and Security Supervisor Email Amy

Amy Berger is AVP, Fraud and Security Supervisor at Bankers Trust. She joined the bank in 2012 and has held various roles in our branches before joining the Financial Intelligence team. Amy's work focuses on preventing fraud, protecting physical security, and business continuity. She holds her Certified Community Bank Security Officer (CCBSO), Certified AML and Fraud Professional (CAFP), Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP), and Certified Banking Business Continuity Professional (CBBCP) designations.

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