*And what positively-engaged

parents should know about that.

From the Global Information Security Team

EDUCATE. MITIGATE. SECURE.

>  Have you signed up to watch WWE wrestling matches or receive their newsletter? Their database with three million customer names, addresses, phone numbers, ages and ethnicity data has been leaked to hackers. 

> From Hard Rock Hotels and Resorts comes word that customer credit card numbers and email addresses were stolen from August of last year to March of this year. Check your credit card statements if you stayed at one of their properties.

> The U.S. government's Department of Health and Human Services, which possesses millions of medical records, says it faces 500 million cyber attack attempts every week.  

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One last thing...

As our Cybersecurity calendar topic for August states, we should all be committed to protecting information all of the time and in every format of its use. But our responsibility does not stop with Realogy. We should also ensure that at home we incorporate the same security practices we employ at work, and that we teach the ones nearest and dearest to us to do the same. That’s why we are dedicating this newsletter to give practical advice and tips for cybersecurity as it relates to children, and especially their use of social media.

 

Children pose the greatest threat to information security at home because of many factors. They are most likely to spend exponentially more time on mobile devices than adults. They usually utilize or have access to more mobile devices (laptop, iPad, iPhone) than adults, and may be more proficient in their use. Children are more likely to unwittingly click on deceptive links and reply to fraudulent requests for “free stuff” or links to “fan sites.”

 

Government agencies like the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Trade Commission and websites such as the National Cyber Security Alliance and ConnectSafely.org offer guidelines to parents for the different age groups they are trying to reach. Still, some of the basic tips remain the same:
 

  • Keep your computer in a high traffic area, or make sure your child utilizes his/her laptop in your presence

  • Designate a time period for computer use and social media, and monitor your child’s actions

  • Talk to your child about the consequences of their social media posts, and how they may impact his/her future

  • Encourage your child to disclose to you any strange or discomforting message s/he receives, including bullying attempts

 

Consult with an information security expert to explore other resources or tools you can use to protect your child online, and find one that best suits your needs.

SVP, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Nashira W. Layade

In the upcoming edition of cyber security news:
How to spot cyber security threats in the office

Teen internet use statistic: recode.net

 

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