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How does identity theft occur? Approximately 10 million individuals each year are affected by identity theft but not many people know about the sophisticated ways that thieves and hackers are able to gain access to their account information. In addition to physical theft of checks, credit cards and Social Security numbers, fraudsters can get your information online or through your computer in a number of different ways. One such tactic is by spying on you while you are paying for items at the store. If someone is able to peer over your shoulder and pick up your PIN while you enter it, they will be able to access a great deal of information in addition to your money. Install firewalls and security programs on your electronic devices and be catious of emails from senders that require you to click links and enter in private information. Should you receive such messages, call the company in question to verify their authenticity. You can get more helpful tips for protecting your identity by reading the infographic below.

Created by Britni Zandbergen, Senior Director of Marketing at Idology. Britni has years of experience in identity management as well as dynamic SaaS solutions.

 

Parents’ influence in children’s education

[responsivevoice_button buttontext=”Play”] The importance of parental involvement, as an accelerating and motivating factor in their children’s education is an accepted fact. It can fall into three types: 1) behavioral, 2) intellectual and 3) personal. The effect of multi-dimensional participation of parents and the resulting progress of children in their studies is well-established fact. Active participation of… Continue reading Parents’ influence in children’s education

Social networking is crucial for rapid learning

In the last ten years, social networking has completely changed the way students interact for learning. Social media has enabled the students to interact with their class fellows and teachers anytime. A recent study informed that more than 90 percent of students are satisfied with social networking websites for learning process.

Why are education institutions under attack?

Cyber-criminals intrude into higher education computer networks which are much faster than normal computer systems, so they can use the servers to send out malware, spam and viruses. The criminals may try to break in, so they can steal the personal information of faculty, staff and students. The biggest reason for network data breaches is… Continue reading Why are education institutions under attack?

Cyber-criminals intrude into higher education computer networks which are much faster than normal computer systems so they can use the servers to send out malware, spam and viruses. The criminals may try to break in so they can steal the personal information of faculty, staff and students. The biggest reason for network data breaches is so that cyber-criminals can steal student, staff and faculty personal information–identity theft.

Some cyber-criminals break in just to prove to themselves and others that they can do it; other criminals break in to take advantage of the large bandwidth for illegal music and movie downloads.

Some of these criminals have an unusually high level of computer and computer code knowledge, making it easier for them to find “unlocked data doors” that should have been locked by staff. Some criminals are referred to as “script kiddies,” or hacking amateurs trying to intrude with pre-written code.

Cyber-criminals know that some college computer networks aren’t properly configured, so they try to find and exploit the vulnerabilities in that system.

Created by the marketing team at GreyHeller.

 

Prison Education Programs today

Prison education programs are a highly debated issue–some believe that they are ultimately beneficial to society, while others consider them to be a waste of money. However, new studies have shown that prison education programs reduce the likelihood of recommitting crimes and re-incarceration. What are some of the education options available to prisoners? How does… Continue reading Prison Education Programs today