If you've put measures in place to protect your information, you're well on your way to this digital competency.
Developing this competency involves:
- Developing and practicing strategies for protecting your own data and data entrusted to you against theft, misappropriation, or loss.
- Learning how to secure digital devices (laptops, smart phones) and accounts (college account, Gmail, etc.) against intrusion and loss.
- Learning how to identify sensitive information (e.g., personally identifying information, financial information, educational information) that requires higher than usual levels of protection.