[Podcast] Americans’ Cyber Hygiene

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Recently, the Pew Research Center released a report highlighting what Americans know about cybersecurity. The intent of the survey and quiz was to understand how closely Americans are following best practices recommended by cybersecurity experts.

One question on the quiz reminded us that we’re entitled to one free copy of our credit report every 12 months from each of the three nationwide credit reporting companies. The reason behind this offering is that there is so much financial fraud.

And in an effort to curve banking scams, Wells Fargo introduced cardless ATMs, where customers can log into their app to request an eight-digit code to enter along with their PIN to retrieve cash.

Outside the US, the £1 coin gets a new look and line of defense. It uses an Integrated Secure Identification Systems, which gets authenticated at high speeds. Plus, it’s harder to counterfeit and that’s exactly what we want!

Other themes and ideas we covered that weren’t part of the quiz:

Did the Inside Out Security panel – Mike Thompson, Kilian Englert, and Mike Buckbee – pass Pew’s cybersecurity quiz? Listen to find out!


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