CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prilock has released the first security awareness training produced specifically for anyone who uses a smartphone, laptop, tablet, or Wifi and doesn't want to become a computer expert. From seniors to CEO's, moms to small & medium businesses, everyone is targeted. If you own a business, do online banking, pay bills, email, or use social media, you need to understand why you are a target and how you will be attacked.
According to Dan Hirning, Founder of Prilock, "We didn't want another training with a lot of technical talk or large lists of do's and don'ts that don't help anyone. We designed the lessons as if a hacker was showing his friend or parents how to be safer online. How they are targeted, what he's after, and the tricks and psychology he uses to con people everyday. We also show free programs that can increase safety and privacy for anyone using the Internet." Victims of identity theft, and account take-over are growing each year and this simple briefing can significantly reduce the chances your identity is stolen, your computer is hacked, or that cyber criminals are able to raid your finances. This applies to both work and home.
After a hack like this victims will be targeted multiple times using multiple attack strategies for a year or more and they have to stay vigilant. With just basic information criminals can develop a larger profile for more effective and damaging attacks, including social engineering with email and phone calls. The Prilock training will teach you common sense tips and tricks on passwords and their management, phishing emails, and keeping bugs and malware off your smartphones and computers plus other ways hackers try to trick you. You'll recognize their best tricks and avoid them while people who have never been shown what to do fall victim.
See a list of free programs that can make you safer at www.prilock.com
About Prilock. Prilock provides online security education to small, medium, and enterprise businesses that need to protect customer data and intellectual property and is the first to offer this training directly to individuals. Prilock's team has extensive experience in securing commercial, federal, military and classified networks from cyber criminals.
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