On Saturday, April 27, 2019, BBBs across North America will host Free on-site shredding, electronic recycling and tips to protect your identity.
According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), “NCSA and BBBs nationwide are encouraging everyone to follow our top three “take-action tips” and enjoy the benefits of the internet. In addition, to assist in the safe disposal of electronically stored data – like past tax returns – be sure to participate in BBB’s Secure Your ID Day or other “shred day” events in your area.”
- Lock Down Your Login: Both at home and at work, security is critical to protecting highly personal accounts. One of the first things everyone needs to do is ensure that passphrases are lengthy, unique and safely stored. In addition, it is essential to fortify accounts by adopting strong authentication, which adds another layer of protection.
- Update Your System and Software: Don’t procrastinate any longer! Having the latest updates, security software, web browser and operating system is one of the easiest ways to keep devices secure and protect data. This simple “digital to do” will help keep cybercriminals at bay.
- Back It Up: Protect your personal and workplace data by making electronic copies or backups of your most important files. Whether its family photos, health records or employee contacts, back up your files this spring and set a schedule to do so regularly throughout the year.
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) have put together tips for protecting your data. Read more here.
To participate in on-site shredding and electronic recycling, check out the list of Participating BBBs:
Take the time to safeguard yourself against identity theft and credit card fraud. For questions or more tips on how to protect yourself, contact our Consumer Protection Team.