HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann announced the release of a new video produced to help consumers use good cybersecurity practices to protect themselves from identity theft or fraud over the Internet.
"Cybersecurity means keeping everything you do on the Internet safe, so that no one can steal your information for their own gain," Wiessmann said. "While it is easier and more convenient to use computers, tablets, or smartphones to complete our most important personal and financial transactions, it is critical that we also be more vigilant about how and with whom we use these devices."
- How to protect yourself when shopping online;
- How to create safe and secure passwords;
- What software you should avoid downloading to your computer;
- What kind of Wi-Fi networks you should avoid; and
- What to do if you become a victim of fraud or identity theft.
"During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we are hearing a lot of about cybersecurity, and yet many people wonder what it all means," said Wiessmann. "This short video is a great place to start learning how to protect yourself and your family while using innovative personal technology."
If you wish to learn more about cybersecurity and how to protect yourself and your family from fraud and identity theft over the Internet, visit the Department of Banking and Securities online at: http://bit.ly/2dEJ1nv. You can follow financial news, trends, and the PA Department of Banking and Securities on Facebook and Twitter.
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