2018 was a year full of major global technology security breaches and concerns. There’s no reason to expect 2019 will be any different. There are, however, ways you can protect yourself and reduce the risk that your personal data and accounts will be compromised.
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. To celebrate, NYU IT is posting videos and quizzes, as well as providing links to resources and tips to help you stay secure and protect yourself from cyber threats.
Being a victim of identity theft can cause anxiety and frustration, but there are corrective and preventive steps you can take. Below are some precautions that can lessen your likelihood of becoming a victim of identity theft, as well as some steps you can take if you are the victim of identity theft.
Phone scams are a type of social engineering scam in which someone seek to trick often busy recipients into disclosing sensitive information or providing seemingly harmless responses to questions. This article reviews some of the common phone scams and provides recommendations and best practices.
You receive a phone call from your bank or from your IT department, requesting some information so a problem with your account can be cleared up. Only it turns out the call wasn’t from your bank at all. You’ve just experienced social engineering.
Checklists are often useful when planning for a trip. They can keep you from finding yourself at the airport counter without your passport or at a hotel with an incompatible cell phone charger. But while travelers are mostly worried about what physically goes into their luggage and carry-ons, most don’t give the proper attention to preparing their electronic devices for travel.
Near field communication (NFC) is a technology that allows mobile devices, credit cards, and other devices to transmit data with speed and convenience. When two NFC devices are in close proximity, they can be used in a variety of ways – from buying a cup of coffee to sharing a playlist with friends.