Threats are everywhere on the internet. At any moment, your online reputation could be facing serious damage resulting from:
- 100s of data-search sites that feature and sell your private information to the highest bidder.
- Spyware, malware and phishing attacks that expose sensitive personal, banking and financial data to cybercriminals and identity thieves.
- Negative articles, blogs, reviews and social media posts that smear your image and hurt your bottom line.
And without active online reputation management (ORM) strategy, you, your family and your business may spend months or even years picking up the pieces.
So, what Can YOU do to protect yourself online?
Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to build a stronger, more secure internet reputation.
Keep Private Information Private
Sensitive personal data like home addresses, private emails, bank account numbers, and social security numbers provide online thieves a treasure trove of information – that which can be used to steal your identity, ruin your credit and create headaches for years to come.
Taking care to keep your family’s personal info private and secure – and educating loved ones on the value of private data protection – can help you avoid falling victim to cybercrime and to maintain a safer online presence.
Make Privacy a Priority
Social media sites offer the opportunity to connect and share info faster than ever. But they also provide would-be fraudsters, snoopy neighbors and online enemies a portal through which to access your private information – particularly if the right safeguards aren’t in place.
Privacy settings on social media, discussion forums, and other online venues can help eliminate public access to your private data – and to ensure your family’s casual online activity doesn’t snowball into a digital nightmare.
Do you know how you look on the web? When friends, relatives, and employers search your name online, what do they find?
A simple Google search can help you put together an inventory of your digital presence – the posts, images, and private data that feature your name and define your internet reputation. And once you know your online footprint, you can begin the reputation repair needed to prevent future problems and protect your family’s identity.
Hire a Pro
Online threats are evolving every day, making effective online reputation management both a challenge and an ever-moving target.
With the help of an experienced ORM professional, you, your family and your company are not only equipped with the insight and resources needed to battle online chaos but also to build a positive, more resilient online reputation that protects yourself and your loved ones well into the future.
Restore your internet reputation today. Call 888.705.6914 to speak with an online reputation specialist.
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