Protecting Your Internet Identity

Are You Naked Online?

Book Description

Today people have an offline reputation and image, but are increasingly creating one or more online personas. Their online image is having an impact on them in many ways. Employers are hiring and firing based on people’s online activities. Criminals are using online identities to abuse or steal from victims. Cyberbullies are taking advantage of those who reveal themselves as vulnerable on grieving or eating disorder sites. Schools are denying admission based on adolescent behaviors broadcast online in social networking sites or media sharing sites such as YouTube. Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are you Naked Online? helps readers understand the implications of their online personas, how they may be putting themselves at risk, and how to take charge of this important new aspect of their lives for career and personal success. Offering simple, specific steps readers can take to analyze their online image, determine who they want to be online, and turn their online reputation around, this book is the go-to source for protecting your online image and projecting the persona you want others to see. The authors offer key advice on:

  • Changing privacy settings
  • Purging unwanted personal content
  • Recognizing the risks and pitfalls of online identities
  • Utilizing social networking to your advantage
  • Protecting your kids online
  • Curbing unwanted “spying” on your searches and interests
  • Preventing identity theft and other online dangers
  • Redeeming your online image
  • Projecting a more professional image

About Claypoole, Ted

Ted Claypoole is an attorney and is currently co-chair of the Cyberspace Privacy and Data Security Subcommittee for the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section. Ted is the author of chapters in published books on biometrics and data security, as well as several articles on Internet security and Internet law. He is currently leader of the Privacy and Data Management team at the law firm Womble Carlyle. He leads data breach incident response teams in the financial, information processing, retail, and software industries. Ted consults on information security, privacy, consumer data treatment, and contingency planning matters, and advises clients on strategic technology and marketing alliances. Ted was previously the in-house technology and Internet counsel for CompuServe and Bank of America.
Theresa Payton is the Chief Advisor and CEO of Fortalice®, LLC, and former White House Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Executive Office of the President (EOP) from 2006-2008. She was the first woman to hold this position, and currently holds a Top Secret Clearance. Theresa currently delivers security, risk, and fraud consulting services to private and public organizations. In addition to working with key clients in the private and public sector, Theresa is also Emeritus Faculty for the Security Executive Council and hosts a weekly segment on Charlotte, North Carolina’s WBTV called “Protecting Your Cyberturf” targeted at helping viewers stay safer online. Theresa started her career in banking in 1990 and was in the industry until 2006. She was named one of the top 25 “Most Influential People in Security” for 2010 by Security Magazine for her tireless efforts.