October is National Cyber Security Month

Sep. 28, 2018

October is National Cyber Security Month

Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Month? Cyber threats can happen anywhere; at work, at home, or on the go. It’s important to be prepared. Webster University’s Information Security Department will post tips that will help keep you from being cyber attacked. 

Check out Webster Today each Thursday for a new article and great tips to avoid cyber-attacks. Below is the first of many tips from the Information Security Desk. 

 

Cyber Security Tip: How to Freeze Your Credit for Free

If you are concerned about the possibility of identity theft or a data breach, you might want to place a freeze on your credit report. And now that option is free. As of Sept. 25, companies are no longer allowed to charge you to freeze access to your credit reports. A freeze will stop most companies from gaining access to your credit report. If you want to apply for a line of credit, you can lift the freeze. Unfortunately, it won’t stop open lines of credit from potentially being accessed. Check out your next steps at “How to Freeze Your Credit for Free” and check out the Federal Trade Commission’s FAQs.    

Cybersecurity Academic Programs at Webster

Cybersecurity programs prepare students and professionals for demanding positions in public and private sectors overseeing, operating or protecting critical computer systems, information, networks, infrastructures and communications networks from cyber crime, cyber fraud and cyber espionage. Learn more about cybersecurity academic programs offered by Webster here. 

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