Dennedy Offers Tips for Consumers
ONLINE PRIVACYMarch 29, 2013
Noting the uptick in victims of cyber attacks and the huge increase in the number of malicious smartphone applications identified last year, McAfee Chief Privacy Officer Michelle Dennedy, CIPP/US, writes for The Huffington Post about online threats to consumers. “Most consumers assume that the websites they frequent have top-notch cybersecurity and privacy controls. Rather than assume, users should do some simple investigating on the security of these sites,” Dennedy writes, offering the following tips to consumers: Change passwords often, read privacy settings and licensing agreements, avoid public or open WiFi and practice safe surfing.