Technological innovations have changed our lives—in many ways for the better. The connections and convenience that technology offers, however, also make it easier for abusers and criminals to threaten, harm and steal from others.
- 79% reported that abusers monitor survivors’ social media accounts
- 96% reported that abusers harass their victims using text messages
- 57% reported that abusers use social media to impersonate others
- 67% reported that abusers track or stalk people through social media
In light of these startling statistics, we’ve compiled some tips to help you protect your identity and privacy from abusers and other bad actors.
Learn more: Cybersecurity Awareness Month
This October, please consider taking a few moments to visit the Information Security Office’s CSAM website and check up on your cyber hygiene. Topics include:
- Creating a cybersecure workspace — at home
- It’s a trap! Why so many phishing attacks succeed.
- Meet the computer forensics experts who investigate the U's cybersecurity incidents
- 8 simple tips to improve your online safety and security
- Common scams — and how to spot them