3.2 Privacy, security and preservation
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.
This Lynda site has various beginner level videos that show the techniques used by hackers to get personal data and how to safeguard against them. There are also a few intermediate level videos for those who would like to delve deeper into Cybersecurity. Students may also want to check out Stay Safe Online from the National Cyber Security Alliance.