Cybersecurity Check-up from USAA
It’s been a little over a year since a massive data breach of Equifax exposed the sensitive credit information of 143 million people. With all of the information that’s available, all criminals need to steal money and your identification is a password, which is one of the many reasons that identify theft is occurring at record levels. Another concern is that every child who has a social security number could be a victim of identity theft. In fact, according to the 2018 Child Identity Fraud Study, more than 1 million children in the U.S. were victims of identity theft last year, resulting in the loss of $2.67 billion dollars. Mike Slaugh, Executive Director of Financial Crimes Prevention at USAA, is part of a national campaign to provide important information about cybersecurity in time for the holidays.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT CYBERSECURITY:
PASSWORDS: Why everyone should consider for password authentication
SCAMS ON THE RISE: The latest fraud angles
FRAUD ALERTS, SECURITY FREEZE/ UNFREEZE AND CREDIT FILE LOCKS: When to use which
CHILD ID: Why you should monitor your kid’s credit
CREDIT STATEMENT: How closely are you checking your monthly credit card statements