Lunchtime Workshop - Tuesday
March 13, 2018
Identity Theft and Protecting Your Internet Accounts from Hackers
Sponsored by the Office of the Inspector General
This presentation will help you prevent cyber hackers from:
- Stealing nuclear industry proprietary information, contract bidding information, and other sensitive information
- Stealing your identity and Internet accessible accounts, including corporate e mail, Government e mail, and bank/financial accounts
- Locking you out of your computers and forcing you to pay bitcoin ransom to decrypt them.
- Government employees are targeted by hackers in efforts to steal nuclear industry proprietary information, multimillion dollar contract bidding information, and other sensitive information.
- Hackers can easily steal money from your bank/financial accounts without you knowing.
- Hackers can easily read, send and receive e mails from your account using your identity without you knowing.
- Hackers can encrypt your entire company’s computer network or individual computers and force you to pay them bitcoin money to decrypt (ransomware).
- Hackers can steal your information in the “cloud”.
- Examples of hackers arrested by special agents and examples of attempted cyberattacks against corporate and Government computer systems
- Computer forensics examinations—hidden information about you stored on your computer
- Is it safe to check your e mail or log into your bank account on a hotel computer?
- Is it safe to connect your flash drive to a hotel computer even if it is encrypted?
- Preventive measures to keep your computer information and Internet accessible accounts safe from hackers
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