Video:What Data Should You Protect?with Jerri Ledford
Learn about the data that you should protect and why it's important to protect it.See Transcript
Transcript:What Data Should You Protect?
What Kind of Information and Data Should be Protected?Nearly 10 million identity thefts happen in the US alone each year.Very often you hear that you should protect your personal information fiercely, and you know that means you should protect your Social Security Number and your credit information, but is that the only information that's at risk? How sensitive are things like your date of birth and your mother's maiden name?
Low Risk Information and DataLow Risk information includes: Full Name, Address, Phone Number
Medium Risk Information and DataMedium Risk information includes: Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Mother's Maiden Name
High Risk information and DataHigh Rish information includes: Social Security Number, Bank Account Number, Credit Card Number, Pin Numbers And Passwords.
Other information that's likely to be of interest to identity thieves includes: Usernames, Place of Employment, Employment History or Residential History, Medical Records, Anniversary Dated, Children's Names and Dates of Birth. Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit About.com
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