CJ Arlotta | January 30, 2013

Identity and Data Theft: 5 Tips to Protect your Clients

Bring your own device (BYOD) policies have altered the marketplace and forced managed services providers (MSPs) to adapt new strategies, however, educating clients on privacy threats may not have been part of the conversation. Wombat Security Technologies has released five data privacy tips to help inform consumers about identity and data threats. Here are the top five tips you can share with your clients.

If you educate your clients and their users on how to protect their identities and data, it can make your life easier and reduce everyone’s stress levels. Nobody wants a breach.

Check out the following tips.

  • Don't enter sensitive information on social media outlets — While social media is becoming a part of our modern day society, it's rather important that we still protect ourselves from potential identity theft threats. Remove all sensitive information from your social profiles including, your address, phone number, place of birth, date of birth or children's birthdays.
  • Don't download apps that use your address book — Apps that ask to access your address book (wow, try saying that 10 times fast) want to learn more about you, your friends and love interests.
  • Turn off geotagging for photos or social media posts — You don't need a tail; turn off geotagging.
  • Check your privacy settings — Privacy settings are there to protect you from the public, so use them. Customize your settings to fit your needs.
  • Don't share or use passwords on multiple systems — Sharing your password gives others the ability to learn more about you, but also spy on you. Keep your passwords close.

Wombat has worked with Fortune 1000 customers in large government agencies and small to medium businesses in segments such as finance, banking, higher education, retail, technology, energy, insurance and consumer packaged goods strengthen their cyber security defenses.

Read the article at MSPmentor