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The internet has ushered in new conveniences, increased opportunities and added means to share, connect, shop and more. The integration of the Internet into almost every aspect of our lives has fundamentally redefined the way we, as consumers, operate. This phenomenon, however, also brings along a new array of risks and threats – and a new vocabulary to pair with it. Today’s digital dangers affect almost every individual across the globe; and yet, for most, putting a name to these threats can often prove challenging.
It’s no secret that knowledge is power, and the best way for consumers to protect themselves starts with education. That’s why, Generali Global Assistance (GGA) is excited to share the infographic below this National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The infographic covers terms such as:
- DoS Attack
- Social Engineering
- Zombie Botnets
- And many more!
You’ll also find surprising facts throughout the infographic like this one on “keylogging:”
Cybersecurity and Identity Protection
Don’t forget that when you practice good cybersecurity, you’re then creating the necessary habits to practice good identity protection. The two, though often spoken of separately, are very much intertwined. When you create a strong password for your devices and online applications, think critically about what you share on social media, or even ask businesses the right questions about how they store their (and your) information, you demonstrate safer and more secure cybersecurity and identity protection measures. Let’s all take time this October to create new habits toward identity protection and cybersecurity.
And be sure to take advantage of GGA’s special October promotion, which includes free use of our ScamAssist™ service to all consumers. ScamAssist™ is a service that, with the assistance of our expert Resolution Specialists, takes solicitations you receive, performs expert research of the solicitations and delivers case-by-case assessments on the likelihood of it being a scam. With the help of GGA’s ScamAssist™, your risk of inadvertently providing funds or sensitive information to a cybercriminal will be greatly reduced. For more information on how to take advantage of this month-long offer, visit GGA’s website.