Social media, smart devices and phone applications are the new wild west of the 21st century. Websites and apps come and go by the day, with people flocking to each and leaving just as quickly. With each new trend and each new app, comes a bevy of new potential risks to you, the consumer, from malicious actors, such as nation-states, criminal organizations, the lone hacker and companies wishing to harvest your data for profit. The good news, however, is that you can take steps to mitigate risks to you, your family and your data. For this week’s cybersecurity awareness article, we will be discussing “owning” IT and how to secure our social media profiles and maintain our privacy online.