With just the click of a mouse, there is a wealth of personal information about you available online for all to see. In today’s digital world, we are sharing more information about ourselves online than ever before. Oftentimes, we provide personal information online without thinking twice about the potential consequences or risks making sensitive information available can present. Although advances in technology have brought about many benefits and opportunities, there is no doubt that they have also been beneficial to those who wish to do harm.
While there will always be some amount of information about you online, you do have the power to control your digital footprint. The Department of Homeland Security encourages all citizens to follow these steps when sharing personal information online:
For more information and resources about Cybersecurity Month and how to protect yourself online, please visit www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect.