By Kyle Ivanoff & Jacob Belvery

Definition and Overview

  • Digital Security is protecting yourself on the Internet
    • Protecting Identity
      • Do not give out personal information to people you do not know
    • Creating Strong Passwords
      • This protects from people gaining access to your information
    • Virus and Malware Protection
      • Keeps your computer safe from harmful viruses and malware which can be used to steal your sensitive information and disrupt your computer's performance
      • Phishing is a method that people use to access sensitive information like passwords and Credit Card info. (Digital Citizenship)
    • Surge Protectors and other devices to secure your hardware
      • Protects your computer from outside influences that can damage your device (Ribble & Bailey, 2007)
        • Lightning strikes
        • Power surges

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Malware and Phishing