Almost every resident of Talbot County knows there is a significant and dangerous epidemic threatening the region. The arrival of COVID-19 on the Eastern Shore has already done considerable damage to both families and businesses, and only through a conscious effort to protect one’s home or store can this severe pandemic be controlled.
But Fred Christie, Easton Utilities’ Chief Information Officer, wants to add to that list of severe threats by including another type of epidemic, that of the rise of cybercrime.
Despite the lack of publicity, cybercrime is growing, not retreating. The use of sophisticated ways to access personal accounts as well as large networks by criminal hackers is posing a significant danger to individuals and companies. Like fighting any pandemic, Fred Christie wants EU customers to be proactive in protecting their accounts and cloud-related assets.
The Spy talked to Fred in the spring about protecting your identity, financial accounts, and other valuable information on the web with some simple, common-sense solutions.
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