States Supporting Internet Safety Month

Many states, such as Pennsylvania, are embracing and
supporting June as Internet
Safety month
. They are supporting the campaign by reminding their residents
to watch their childrens online activity as well as their own. This public
effort will help cyber security awareness
become an everyday effort and hopefully have a long-term effect that will
prevent online fraud. While many of these efforts are focused around children
and the elderly, there is also a large portion of online users that this
campaign pertains to that arent often called out. Anyone conducting online
transactions, whether its banking, shopping, or booking should know the risks
of poor online security.

Knowing the risks of poor online security does not just
apply to consumers. Businesses and business owners should understand the risks
of online transactions and online fraud. While protecting children and the
elderly from malicious Internet activity is important, its also important to
stop fraud at the root. Many companies that provide online services do not
think online fraud will affect them. Businesses conducting business online
should make fraud
a priority to help protect users from online identity theft and
other online crimes. Identity
verification and authentication
is a small step with a big impact.
Companies that utilize these fraud prevention measures can stop an online
fraudster in their tracks by not allowing them access to sensitive information
or transactions. Education, awareness, and prevention are the keys to making
online activity safer now and in the future.

[Contributed by EVS Marketing]

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