A person's digital identity
is who they portray
themselves to be
online due to what
they do online
Your digital identity is created by what you do online. Things like leaving
comments on social media, email records, and making
(Internet Society, 2020)
Your digital footprint is often used by companies to sell you products that appeal to you. This is done by taking the information you leave behind online and sending you adverts that apply to your interests.
"IF YOU ARE NOT PAYING FOR THE PRODUCT THEN YOU ARE THE PRODUCT"
Cyber security refers to the body of technologies, processes, and practices designed to protect networks, devices, programs, and data from attack, damage, or
(De Groot, 2020)
(Summers, 2020, para 7)
a digital identity
It is estimated that it costs
Austalian businessess $ 29 Billion
from Cyber crime per year
Almost 1 out of 3 Austrlian adults are affected by cyber crime
These attacks often happen via email as it only takes 'hackers 4 mins to get into networks through email attacks.'
Cybercrime is one of the most pervasive threats facing Australia
It is also important to be aware of your digital idenity and what you are putting forward online. This is because your identity online can affect other areas of your life. Some employers research future employees online to make sure they're a right fit for the company. It is important to be aware of what you look like to outside people.
To stay safe online we must be conscious of what we share, search and send. We do this as what is put on the internet will last forever and it can make an impact on our future as well as other people.
There are some ways we can be Cyber Secure. These include:
-Be aware of the emails you open.
-Do not open emails from unknown sources.
- Keep your Social media Privacy settings on
-Do not add people on social media that you do not know
-Do not click on links sent from people you don't know
-Use private browsing mode when searching online
-Only use secure websites
Be Cyber Safe!
-De Groot, J. 2020, October 05.
What is Cyber Security? Definition, Best practices & more. Digital guardian.
-Greenlight. 2020. Cyber Security Statistics in Australia 2020: Beyond the figures of Cyber Crime.
-Internet Society. 2020. Your digital footprint matters. Internet Society.
-Orlowski, J. (Director). (2020). The social dilemma [Film]. Exposure Labs.
-Summers, S. (2020, July 29). The perils of a digital student identity (and how to cope). Digital Tattoo.