A couple months ago, my LinkedIn was hacked. My password was pretty short, it was one that I used for multiple accounts, and I didn’t have two-factor authentication turned on. So, someone was able to hack into my account, make their email address into my account’s primary email, and send a poorly-written message to all my professional contacts asking, “Are You Looking For a Part-Time Job?” Not only was this embarrassing for me, but some of my contacts fell for it and went various lengths down a dangerous path toward divulging their bank account information. Not good.
Though ultimately everything worked out okay in this instance, it was a personal reminder of the importance of information security. Unless you know what to look for and take the necessary precautions, your personal information could be compromised.
Our new Grovo Microlearning® content on Information Security from producer Ike Wilson goes through everything you need to do to keep your information safe. Through this content you can learn how to protect yourself from hacks like the one I experienced, and how to spot phishing messages from your contacts. Specifically, this topic includes:
- The Basics of Information Security: Learn what Information Security is, why it’s important, and simple things you can do right away to become more secure.
- Recognize and Protect Against Security Threats: Learn common methods criminals use to access your data, like phishing and malware, and how to prevent them.
- Secure Your Devices from Intrusion: Learn how to store and share data securely, and how to keep it secure even if you work remotely, or lose your device.
Prioritizing information security helps keep our data safe–for our businesses and ourselves. Start learning how to protect your data with one of our lessons, Minimize Data Security Risks.