Are you safeguarding your important passwords? Have the e-mails you sent been accessed by unwanted eyes? How private are your personal documents? In today’s world, with cyber crime rates at record highs, it’s no wonder that consumers have concerns like these about their sensitive information.

As more and more data is stored on our computers and sent back and forth electronically from person to person, it’s easier than ever before for confidential information to fall into the wrong hands. The result: loss of privacy and even identity theft.

Scammers continue to update their old malicious tricks, and develop new ones to get past your defenses. This coming season is no different. Stay safe this Halloween season and beyond with a quick overview of these security advices in honor of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month.