Digital security

Jonas 27.5.2022 09:17

Digital security is the collective term that describes the resources employed to protect your online identity, data, and other assets. These tools include web services, antivirus software, smartphone SIM cards, biometrics, and secured personal devices.


Personal Identification Data

This data includes your name, phone number, address, email account name, IP address, and, most damaging, your Social Security number. It also includes information that potentially pinpoints your location. Personal data is often used for identity theft and social engineering. Also, a hacker who has your Social Security number (or equivalent) can open credit card accounts in your name, thereby eventually destroying your credit score.
Personal Payment Data

If it has to do with financial transactions, it’s considered personal payment data. This information includes credit and debit card numbers (including expiration dates), online banking numbers (account and routing), and PIN codes. Criminals who gain access to your online banking information can even transfer funds out of the accounts or make purchases.
Personal Health Data

Also known as personal health information (PHI), this data type encompasses information on your health, including medical history, prescription drugs, health insurance subscriptions, and doctor and hospital visits. This information is precious to high-rolling cybercriminals since they can use your health information to file false insurance claims or order and resell prescription drugs.