Presenting Reduce Your Chances of Identity Theft: Top 7 Ways to Protect Your Online Identity

Identity theft victims? They could be...if they do not get sufficient training.

Your people becoming identity theft victims? That could happen…if they do not get sufficient training.

Are you planning next quarter’s training and need a trainer who can WOW your people? If so, you’re at the right place.

Internet thieves want to steal your online identity. Attackers steal and sell credit card numbers, social security numbers, financial data, trade secrets and passwords online. Your company’s security is as strong as its weakest link…your people. You won’t know you’re a victim until its too late. That’s why you need this security awareness training.

Phishing attacks are more convincing than ever. Are your people able to identify a phishing attack and delete it immediately? Would they enter valuable information at a website without knowing if it was legit or part of a phishing attack? Do they know what “phishing” is?

In this highly interactive Reduce Your Chances of Identity Theft workshop, your people learn:

  • How to vet links with the hover trick.
  • How a successful phishing attack works.
  • How to identify phishing attacks (with an interactive phishing quiz).
  • How to manage passwords.
  • Why your company should use 2FA (Two Factor Authentication).
  • How to protect secrets by encrypting hard drives.
  • How to use what they’ve learned in this 90-minute workshop back at work.

Audience participation is expected. We’re talking about protecting your online identity, not mine. This is for any company who uses email, stores valuable data or grants employees Internet access.

For more information, see Reduce Your Chances of Identity Theft.

Mark follows PST (Point → Story → Takeaway)

Mark follows the PST (Point → Story → Takeaway) system. You get crisper takeaways when the speaker follows the PST system. If you’ve seen Mark present these themes online, you have already seen Point → Story → Takeaway in action.

Point: Vet links before clicking them. They might not take you where you expect to go.

Story: Daphne opened her email. She had 20 new messages from people she did not know. One offered a free pizza if she clicked before 12:00 noon. Daphne moved her mouse pointer over the link, but she did not click it. Windows revealed where the free pizza link would have taken her. She saw that it linked to a website in .RU. “Russia,” she yelled. “I don’t think this is an honest link. Looks like a phish attempt. I‘m glad I vetted this link before clicking.” She deleted the message.

Takeaway: Vet links to make sure they are honest. That’s how you protect yourself from becoming another identity theft victim.

How can Mark help you look good?

  • Mark will team up with you to help promote your initiative.
  • Mark arrives early and stays late to help your attendees feel comfortable.
  • Mark follows the Point → Story → Takeaway system to educate and entertain.
  • Mark finishes on time.
  • Mark does not sell from the stage.

How much does it cost?

The 20-minute introductory program has no cost. The 90-minute training sessions do. All presentations are more than 40% audience interactive. Feedback is very positive. You can check Mark’s recommendations at http://linkedin.com/in/markgermanos.