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Protect Yourself Online

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While the field of cybersecurity is advancing daily, cyberattacks are still a big threat. In 2018, hackers stole half a billion personal records, a more than 100% jump from 2017.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This year’s theme is “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” It emphasizes personal accountability and the need to take proactive steps to secure your personal information.

Dr. Richard Johnson, professor of information technology and cybersecurity at Missouri State University, discusses data breaches and protecting yourself online.

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A native of Malaysia, Emily moved to Springfield in 2010 and started working at Missouri State University in 2014. She’s currently the public relations specialist in the office of strategic communication. She has a BA in Mass Communications from Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Master of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
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