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In this article, I am focusing on two very important aspects of cyberspace, your Identity and online shopping through a great resource called CISA.

CISA stands for -The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. (Homeland Security – https://www.dhs.gov/CISA )

Identity Theft:

It is considered one of the most widely committed crimes and with advent of the internet and increasing use of numerous services offered online to individuals, this crime is here to stay.

There are few things you can do to prevent and take control of your identity.

CISA encourages consumers to review the following tips to help reduce the risk of falling prey to identity theft:

Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft
Discusses about Identity Theft and it’s offline and online nature. Provides tools to control your identity such as social security number and credit cards. [10 mins read.]

Shopping Safely Online
Basics on how attackers take advantage of email and online shopping sites to dupe individuals in believing in their scams and provides tools to identify attacks. [6 mins read]

Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks
This one is my favorite topics, I see phishing attacks happen almost every day at work. No systems or algorithms can stop phishing attacks except for you. Read this for a good refresher on phishing attack prevention. [12 mins read]

I hope everyone has a wonderful experience shopping online and have Safe and Happy Holidays!

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