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September 29, 2015

Phone verification: providing your phone number for an extra layer of protection

If you’ve used an email provider in the past few years, you may have been asked to provide a phone number to help verify your account. As we start to conduct more and more of our everyday tasks online, like paying bills and shopping, it has become increasingly important for many web providers to verify your identity and prevent others from abusing your account. Your phone number is one of the easiest ways to verify your identity with an online service provider.

September 17, 2015

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat Transcript: Get Ready for #CyberAware Month 2015

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2015 is only two weeks away, and consumers, businesses, educational institutions, nonprofits and government organizations can all play a role in promoting a safer, more secure and more trusted Internet. In this #ChatSTC Twitter chat, we’ll discuss what #CyberAware Month is all about, what's coming up this October and how you can learn more and get involved.

September 9, 2015

#ChatDPD Twitter Chat: Back-to-School Tips for Student Privacy

As school goes back in session at colleges and universities around the country, if you are like most students you are thinking about new supplies and technology, class schedules, professors and friends. Something you should also consider adding to this list is privacy. Privacy isn't only about keeping things secret; it's about putting your best foot forward, only sharing information you want to share and owning your online presence. This #ChatDPD discussed the many ways in which college students can manage their privacy as they embark on a new year.