Local college joins with FBI, security company to raise data privacy awareness
ALBANY, N.Y. -- How safe are you or your company from sneaky cyber criminals looking to steal your trade secrets and other private information?
Monday a local college joined forces with the FBI to make sure your online information is kept safe.
Today is 'Data Privacy Day" at Excelsior College, the school partnering with the FBI and Infragard to increase awareness of the need for people and corporations to protect their public and private information online.
Every time you post something on a social media site, check your bank statement online, or pay your bills via the web, you leave yourself open to hackers, whose mission is to steal your information -- and use it to do anything from open a credit card in your name, to stealing company secrets.
At a press conference Monday, reps from Excelsior College, which focuses on the educational goals of adult learners, discussed the many courses they offer for people interested in working in the field of cyber protection.
Infragard representative Jim Pompilio says web attacks cost businesses over $114-billion a year, and the company is working to reduce that number.
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