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Posted on: October 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Your Identity, Your Money, Your Personal Safety

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Learn about the myriad of threats to your financial, personal, and online well-being. Knowledge of these threats is a powerful way to begin to protect yourself.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  Cybersecurity Awareness Month was launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance & the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in October 2004.  It was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.  This year, during Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Jefferson County Cyber Security team is sharing several articles during October to help you better protect your online information as well as sharing ideas about how to have fun with passwords.  

In this article, we share information to help you protect your online identity.

Your personally Identifiable information (PII) is a valuable commodity.  It is the key to your financial identity, your online identity and reputation, and even your safety.  This link will direct you to a book about preventing theft - theft of your money, theft of your identity, and it also shares guidance about protecting your online identity from abuse.

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