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Keeping Your Info Away From Data Brokers

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UFIT offers a FREE “Cyber Security @ UF” workshop that teaches faculty and staff how to mitigate potential data thefts and privacy issues. Workshop topics include how using VPN and encryption tools can help you and your family more safely surf the net, and how to avoid accidentally surrendering your personal information thorough phishing scams.

The Arizona Republic recently reported on how personal information people thought was private is actually online. Among the information that an online search can reveal includes your home address, age, birthday, political party affiliation, and even your polling place. While the article notes tips and services that can help keep some personal info out of a data broker’s reach, the fact remains we live with constant threats resulting from information being readily available on the web…because there is always someone willing to pay for your data. Sign up for the July 13 Cyber Security @ UF workshop and learn to protect yourself and those you love from cyber-thieves. It could be the most valuable training experience you have this year:

Course Number: UF_ITT100_ILT
Location: Communicore, Room C3-13
Date/Time: Thursday, July 13, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

To learn more about UFIT training, visit, or email Training and Education Manager Ashley Weser.