We read reports of compromised online security so often these days that we have become numb to these events. Until it happens to you, breaches of online security seem abstract—things we know can happen but do not really impact us.

Consider that most of us now do our banking online. We order food, go shopping, and plan vacations online. Not to mention that our personal information, even if it is stored with password protections, are all accessible online. Any break in the security measures which protect bank accounts, mortgages, personal information, and our identities could be absolutely catastrophic.

We can now get personal security systems which add another layer of protection for our online information. LifeLock and IdentityForce are the two main systems available for online protection.

IdentityForce

IdentityForce is a simple dashboard system. Simple to use, it is regularly updated. You can view any online threats to your personal information. They offer a family system so that you can manage everyone’s security under one umbrella of protection.

IdentityForce also offers a vehicle registration protection program to extend your online security to registration and insurance information which can become vulnerable in the event of an online security breach.

The IdentityForce UltraSecurity plan can help you monitor address changes, court records, and even payday loans. They offer around the clock support. This plan provides alerts for bank and credit cards and identity theft. This will also monitor medical ID fraud and social security accounts.

The UltraSecurity system comes to $240 a year, and they do offer extra features for additional fees.

LifeLock 

This is also a comprehensive identity theft protection system. LifeLock has a downloadable free app available for iOS or Android so you can monitor your plan and your system from your phone. The phone security, of course, is part of your protection plan.

LifeLock will reimburse up to $1 million in stolen funds. They also provide lawyers and experts to help resolve a problem should a security breach occur. This is how sure they are of their protection plans.

The standard LifeLock plan is $10 a month and goes up to $20 a month. Each plan increases in the forms of benefits and services. All plans offer the same level of security protection.

LifeLock plans monitor any changes in your address. They keep track of court records associated with your name. The Advantage and Ultimate plans will give you alerts for any bank transactions and send you updates for all of your banking information. This includes investment information and real estate transactions.

LifeLock also provides alerts for sex offender registries.

Both IdentityForce and LifeLock offer introductory offers to allow you to get a sense of how they work for minimal or no investment.

The bottom line for our lives today is that we all have sensitive information online. This is just a fact of modern life. Another, if unfortunate, fact of modern life is that security breaches happen. Some of the most secure networks in the world have experienced breaches and people have gained access to private information and secure financial information.

Taking extra precautions to secure our online lives and online identities just seems to make sense.

The smart thing to do is to explore both of these options. See what is going to square up with your main concerns and needs. Then take advantage of the introductory offers and give it a test run. The cost is fairly low, and the benefits to extra online security could be priceless.

We like to keep you up to date on these things. If you have any questions, call Artisan Electric. We have a qualified electrician in New Hampshire who can help you with everything around the home.

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