Portable media such as USB keys, flash memory, CDs/DVDs, etc. are a crucial part of daily business. However, portable media is easily lost or stolen and may cause a security breach.
Because portable media can be stolen or compromised easily, users should take precautions when using it to transfer or store Confidential information. We strongyly discourage placing Private Information on portable media.
Phishing is a form of social engineering where the attacker attempts to trick people into revealing private information by sending spoofed e-mails that appear to be from reputable companies. Phishing e-mails provide a link to a seemingly authentic page where you can login and reveal your username, password and other personal identifying information (PII)." Online scammers can then use this information to access your accounts, gather additional private information about you, and make purchases or apply for credit in your name.