Google builds security into everything they make so users can be confident that their personal information is protected. Still, there are still some best practices that you and your family can follow to help ensure they are safer, not only while on Google but also while navigating the wider Internet. On Safer Internet Day, February 5, he will explain how anyone can take a moment to strengthen their online security with a few simple tips..
Internet safety expert, Mark Risher, shares concise tips on how to keep you and your family safer online.
* Using unique passwords for your accounts (and a new password checkup tool)
* Keeping your software up-to-date
* Setting up a recovery phone number or email address and updating it
* Adding 2-step verification for further protection
* How to talk with children early about online safety and setting digital ground rules in your household
* How to take the Google security checkup – g.co/securitycheckup
Mark Risher is Director of Product Management at Google, where he leads account security, phishing, and identity, protecting users around the Internet from advanced attacks of all kinds. He’s worked in cyber security for more than a decade, protecting some of the largest online properties. Prior to its acquisition by Google in 2014, he was CEO and Co-Founder of Impermium—a SaaS anti-abuse and security provider—and “Spam Czar” at Yahoo!. Mark holds numerous patents for inventions in anti-spam, phishing detection, and account security, and has regularly presented worldwide to government, industry, and academia about cybersecurity issues. He also co-founded and sold a digital photography and fabrication business and worked as a producer for the Tribeca Film Festival. Outside of work, he can be found tinkering, hacking, and cooking needlessly complicated dishes.
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