U.S. Secret Service Official Says Basic Cyber Security Measures Are More Effective Than You Think

Jason B. Brown, assistant to the special agent in charge in the United States Secret Service’s Criminal Investigative Division, has tracked down many high profile cybercriminals in his career, including the hackers behind the 2007 T.J. Maxx breach and others selling stolen information online.

Although sophisticated hackers are wreaking havoc on companies and are tough to stop, end users can defend themselves by employing basic security measures, Brown said in a keynote presentation Sunday at the XChange 2015 conference, hosted by The Channel Company, the publisher of CRN.

Brown recommended that end users use “good personal hygiene” when it comes to security — which means using complex passwords, using a different password for every account, and using a separate cheap computer for online banking activities, among other approaches.

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