ExpertsConnect EP. 6: Considerations for data privacy in a digital age

September 30, 2020 watch

Did you know that your personal information is not secure online? In fact, one study suggests that every two (2) seconds someone becomes a victim of identity theft. More specifically, the Identity Theft Resource Center in their 2019 report, revealed that there were 164,683,455 sensitive records (e.g., email and mailing addresses, social security numbers, passwords, bank and credit card information, as well as other highly sensitive data) exposed in the United States. 

In this episode of ExpertsConnect, we had a conversation concerning the Considerations for data privacy in a digital age with Mr. Niel Harper (CISO, CIO), Chief Information Security Officer at the United Nations Office for Project Services and Founder and Chairman of Octave Consulting Group.

Our discussion points included the following topics.

  1. The current top 5 cyber threats that we as netizens (i.e. active users of the Internet) should be aware of.
  2. The risks associated with using public Wifi.
  3. The security risks of using social media or Google.
  4. The hidden security risks of using Tiktok and Facebook.
  5. The best ways to protect our privacy online.

One relevant point arising from the discussion was the need to safeguard mobile devices from cyber attacks. To satisfy your online safety needs, feel free to purchase your Norton 360 Deluxe antivirus software for up to 5 devices here

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Kadian Davis-Owusu

Kadian has a background in Computer Science and pursued her PhD and post-doctoral studies in the fields of Design for Social Interaction and Design for Health. She has taught a number of interaction design courses at the university level including the University of the West Indies, the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) in Jamaica, and the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. Kadian also serves as the Founder and Lead UX Designer for TeachSomebody and is the host of the ExpertsConnect video podcast. In this function, Kadian serves to bridge the learning gap by delivering high-quality content tailored to meet your learning needs. Moreover, through expert collaboration, top-quality experts are equipped with a unique channel to create public awareness and establish thought leadership in their related domains. Additionally, she lectures on ICT-related courses at Fontys University of Applied Sciences.

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