I am excited to blog about our new association with the global cybersecurity awareness campaign STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™, which teaches digital citizens how to stay safer and securer online. Centrify always looks to align itself with like minded organizations and individuals as part of its global mission to protect companies and their users from cyberthreats. These organizations include the founders of STOP. THINK. CONNECT.: the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the APWG and the U.S. government, including the White House. The Department of Homeland Security leads the federal engagement in the campaign.
Centrify is proud to work with these organizations, as well as the other 700+ members, to help the world rid itself of passwords and to promote the use of multi-factor authentication whenever and wherever possible.
Centrify and STOP. THINK. CONNECT. today have announced a great list of ways to protect yourself online here. There are a lot of aspects to protecting yourself online, but to highlight a few of the more important ones:
- Keep a Clean Machine: Make sure all of your devices have the latest operating system, software, web browsers, apps and anti-virus protection. This is one of the best defenses against malware and other online threats.
- Get Two Steps Ahead and Lock Down Your Login: Add layers of security to your email, social networks and other online accounts by enabling two-step authentication. You can strengthen your accounts with tools such as biometrics, security keys and a unique-one time code.
- Own Your Online Presence: Customize privacy and security settings on social media and other websites to your comfort level for information sharing. It’s okay to limit how and with whom you share information!
Learn more on STOP. THINK. CONNECT and how to protect yourself here.
Learn more about how to enable multi-factor authentication everywhere here.