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Scroll down to see more from our second session of the week, “Cybersecurity: Protecting Yourself in the Digital Age.”
Presenter: Matt Janoski, CISA, CISSP, Security+, Network+, Manager of IT Examinations at Wipfli LLP
Main Lesson: Last year, identity theft reached an all-time high in the United States, with 15.4 million victims falling prey to fraudsters. There’s no question that the impact of cyber fraud can be emotionally and financially devastating — but you can prevail and recover by taking a few preventative measures.
The Low-Down: Once the plot line of silver-screen thrillers, cybersecurity is now a full-blown policy issue — one that’s on the brink of an epidemic, some pundits suggest.
According to Janoski, IT expert and host of our second Money Smart Week session, malicious cyber threats and thieves can be stopped, so long as consumers are vigilant about protecting their personal information, regularly monitor their accounts for red flags and have a recovery plan in place, should they encounter a cyberattack.
View the presentation
[QUIZ] Find out if you’re smarter than a fraudster
[ARTICLE] Use this framework to secure your sensitive information
[ARTICLE] Discover the tell-tale signs of identity theft, plus a prevention checklist
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