Best-selling author, time management expert, work life balance specialist and professional speaker Susan Sly publishes the first leg of a two-part article series outlining how staying productive is impacted by cyber threats and how to protect yourself.
Scottsdale, AZ — March 2, 2017 — Best-selling author, work life balance speaker and expert, and entrepreneur Susan Sly recently published part 1 in her staying productive and protecting yourself online series titled, “Why You Should Protect Yourself Online – Guard Your Productivity with these Cyber Safeguards Part 1.”
As Susan says, “The internet is amazing—when it’s amazing. It can also be scary, frightening, and downright dangerous. Today, more than ever, making sure to protect yourself online is a vital part of staying productive. Fixing the mess that can happen when you are careless with data – or even not diligent with guarding your data – can waste tons of valuable time and energy.”
First, Susan covers what information needs to be considered if you are looking to protect yourself online.
The primary big area, of course, is financial data protection. Susan says one thing most people know to watch but often ignore or overlook, is ensuring credit card data is only entered on secure websites.
Yet, she cautions, even when secure sites are used, continue to keep an eye on statements to look for any fraudulent activity since even sites with the strongest security sometimes get compromised. When this happens, staying productive is nearly impossible.
She states, “Productivity is out the window as you spend hours upon hours, jumping through hoops to remedy the situation.”
Susan also covers the risks of data compromises on social media. No doubt, we understand this to a certain extent already.
However, she brings up some lesser-known points and considerations that are crucial to staying productive—and the safety of ourselves and our loved ones.
For example, she talks about how Facebook often inadvertently allows you to broadcast the answer to that common security question, “What’s your mother’s maiden name?” If our family connections are public (and most of the time we have our settings that way) and our mother is still in our lives and connected on Facebook, that information is out there for everyone and anyone to see.
Furthermore, tweeting or otherwise sharing your location via social media can alert would-be thieves when you are away from home and your valuables are unattended. Additionally, you may even be sharing your exact address via the EXIF data on photos posted online. This is something very few people – except those you don’t want to have this information – realize.
In this section of the series, Susan also shares how abductors or potential molesters have used social media to learn the school children attend or when they are walking home / are at home alone. She also lets us know that In some instances, school seen on shirts or jacket, has been background research for “catfishing.” This is when someone talks another into becoming friends – or even intimate – online via a fake identity, often imitating someone the victim knows.
The full article about staying productive by protecting yourself online can be found here: https://susansly.com/why-you-should-protect-yourself-online/
About Susan Sly:
Susan Sly is a best-selling author, speaker, trainer and entrepreneur. She has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in Forbes Magazine Online.
Additionally, Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.
She has completed the Boston Marathon 6X and placed Top 10 in the Pro Division of the Ironman Triathlon in Malaysia.
Susan is passionate about philanthropy. As such, she has dedicated a significant amount of time and money working to liberate girls from trafficking. Furthermore, she invests in education to support women and girls who have survived trauma and abuse both domestically and overseas.
Susan is the mother of five children and resides with her husband in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Find out more about Susan at www.susansly.com
Susan truly believes we can have it all.