Expert Tips for Protecting Your Online Identity During the Holiday Online Shopping Season

University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix

Tis the season for holiday cyber scams! Kirsten Hoyt, Academic Dean, College of Information Systems and Technology with the University of Phoenix joined us on Studio 512 to tell us more. This holiday season, the National Retail Federation is forecasting online sales to increase between 7 and 10 percent, to as much as $117 billion. And while e-commerce allows shoppers to avoid the hustle and bustle of traditional retail. It also increases your risks of cyber identity theft. Whether you’re planning to cross off your list from the comfort of your mom’s couch, or from your favorite coffee shop, you can protect your identity during the online shopping season. Kirsten Hoyt also share the results of a recent cyber security survey that found that almost half (47%) of US adults have experienced some sort of personal security breach, yet only 1 in 4 (25%) have invested in protection against cyber theft. And when it comes to connecting to WiFi in public, a quarter of adults (25%) say they always or usually use an unsecured network. To learn more about The University of Phoenix online classes or to find a campus near you, go to


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