Data breaches are becoming more prevalent as cybercriminals continue to innovate and scale up their attacks. A prominent cybersecurity firm was breached showing that no entity is beyond being compromised.
Given the current state of affair, the onus is on users to monitor their online accounts to know when a breach occurs so they can quickly remediate the situation.
The good news is that there are free online tools that can help notify you if your personal information has been exposed on the web. Below are a few tips you should implement immediately:
Set up an alert for your name and other personal details.
Setting up an alert for your name or email will let you know when it is has been mentioned on the web. You can use either Google Alerts or Talkwalker for this, both are free and will send you a notification via email.
Set up an email breach monitor
This will notify you when you email is involved in any future breach. You can do this via Firefox Monitor, all you have to do is sign up to use the service.
Our founder, Confidence Staveley shares some more tips on what to do if you have been involved in a breach, watch the video and don’t forget to subscribe to the Youtube Channel.