Participating in social networking sites and communicating online can cause anxiety for those that are not comfortable maintaining their online identities to high standard of privacy and security. Additionally, a poorly maintained profile can result in exploitation by malicious attackers seeking to engage in fraud against you and/or your family and friends. See the “I need money!” scam as a prevalent example.
Many law enforcement officers want to enjoy the benefits of using these social media and networking technologies but don’t want to risk exposing themselves or their families to unnecessary privacy and security risks.
These Social Network Smart cards are distributed to law enforcement and their families to help them understand and implement an appropriate level of security for their online accounts. Even the most seasoned social networkers can derive some benefit from giving them a quick review.