To help better illustrate the importance of online safety and security, Microsoft recently released the results of its 2013 Microsoft Computer Safety Index study. The survey tracked safety behavior of nearly 10,500 people worldwide to get a handle on just how costly these digital threats can be, and to make recommendations on how to better protect against online danger.
The bottom line: An estimated $23 billion was lost last year to online risks such as phishing, ID theft, viruses, data leaks and more. The biggest cost – and arguably, the biggest threat – was damage to professional reputation to the tune of $4.5 billion yearly.
Don’t let the bad guys take their cut from your personal bank account. Here are 6 steps you can take to better protect yourself from danger.
1. Take Charge of Your Online Reputation
How, exactly, can damage to your online reputation be so costly?…
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