In RSA’s quest to build out a deeper pool of future Defenders of the Digital Universe I had the pleasure of having Meghan O’Connor as a summer intern on my team. During her exit interview I asked her what she didn’t realize about cybersecurity and fraud prevention prior to her internship and what advice she would now give.
- How common phishing attacks are, especially to gain access to the wider university network using stolen student credentials.
- Universities are targeted by cybercriminals because of all the rich personal data they have on students – think of all the information you gave during enrollment: SSN, Medical, transcripts, insurance info, etc.
- How lazy people can be with regard to cybersecurity. I’m definitely less annoyed now when I have to take extra steps to verify my identity and protect my information.
- Extent of cybercriminal networks once your information is stolen by one person, it can be traded over and over again.
- Biometrics were a “shortcut” and were less secure than passwords, which in hindsight makes no sense, because my fingerprint and eye print are always with me.
- I’ll never be a victim of identity theft. No one would want to steal my information because there’s not that much money in my bank account and I don’t have access to any desirable information.
- Getting prompted to change my password after a certain amount of time or after a suspicious login was annoying.
Things you should know …
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Speaking of Security – The RSA Blog authored by Angel Grant, CISSP. Read the original post at: https://blogs.rsa.com/my-summer-defending-the-digital-universe/