Joe Ferrara, president and CEO of cyber security training startup Wombat Security Technologies chuckled when I asked him for his top online tips.
It’s a question he gets all the time.
As the company is expanding its security offerings to include not only anti-phishing training but social networking, password protection, and mobile computing.
Here are Wombat’s Do’s and Don’ts:
Do be suspicious of emails that ask for too much information or try to pressure you with a sense of urgency into giving up information. Most companies say they will never ask for passwords or other personal information through email.
Do be suspicious of these types of emails even if they come from a friend or company you recognize. People’s accounts can be hacked and scammers try to look like legitimate companies.
Don’t blindly click links in an email. Type a location into a search engine and get there that way.