How Safe Are You Online?
How safe are you online? Most of us probably don’t know, and even if we did, we wouldn’t know what to do about it.
Yet, as our lives become increasingly dependent on the internet, the risks and potential consequences of phishing scams, malware (malicious software) and identity theft grow.
It’s clear then, that each of us needs a way to find out how exposed we personally are to digital threats, and what we can do to improve our protection.
A quick and easy way to do this is with BodyGuard’s Safety Score.
How the Safety Score Keeps You Secure
Safety Score gives you a complete picture of your digital safety in one number – a number that is unique to your device and your situation.
It then tells you which steps you can take to improve your protection, and equips you with knowledge to improve your safety mindset.
As you improve your online security, your Safety Score goes up.
How the Safety Score Works
The process starts with a detailed scan of your device and your email address. During this scan, the BodyGuard app will check for any vulnerabilities your device may have and any data breaches associated with your email address. Once the scan is complete, BodyGuard provides you with a Safety Score out of 99 that reflects how secure you are.
After receiving your score, you’ll be shown actionable steps you can take to improve your score and thereby boost your safety.
Depending on your situation, the advice Safety Score gives you could include updating your operating system, enabling a secure device lock, removing unsecured Wi-Fi connections, preventing software installations from unknown sources, disabling settings that could reveal your passwords, switching on features within the BodyGuard app, and more.
The Safety Score process not only keeps you safe right now, but it also helps you stay safe in the future by arming you with the information you need to continuously monitor and improve your security. It does this by encouraging you to complete educational quizzes that test your knowledge and help you better identify phishing scams, set secure passwords, take steps to protect your privacy on social media, and more.
Once you’ve taken these steps, your device will be more secure, you’ll be more safety savvy, and your online identity and privacy will be better protected. And because you can recalculate your Safety Score, you can come back regularly to find out how your safety is tracking over time.
Additional Benefits of BodyGuard Security
In addition to providing you with your unique Safety Score, helping you secure your device and providing educational resources, you can also use the BodyGuard app to find out about data breaches in which your personal information was leaked to the dark web. Once you know which of your data has been compromised, you can take the necessary steps to protect your identity.
It’s just one of many features BodyGuard offers to provide all-in-one security for the web wise. For more information, contact us or download the app today for iOS or Android.