Today is not only a day for King Cake and paczkis, but a day for making the internet a safer place. Safer Internet Day will be celebrated in more than 100 countries around the globe, promoting safer internet procedures and policies on everything from high-tech cyber security to anti-bullying on social media. Huffington Post states the goal for the day as “a matter of knowing how to reduce and manage risk and conduct yourself in a way that is as protective as possible”.
To honor the day, Google is also offering 2GB of free Drive space to individuals who go through a simple security checkup of their accounts. Although materials stored on Google Drive are encrypted, the checkup makes sure you are using all of the enabled protection steps through Google as possible. Amit Chowdhry, a Contributor for Forbes, wrote a quick tutorial on how to complete the checkup. CLICK HERE for the step-by-step process.
Safer Internet Day brings us closer to making the online world a safer space for all users in an ever-changing landscape. To bring greater awareness to our local small businesses, the Small Business Development Center will be hosting “Cyber Security Awareness” on February 18th starting at 10 am. Fraser Trebilcock attorney Jonathan Raven will be part of a panel providing tools to small businesses on how to combat risks for cyber-attacks and best practices moving forward. For more information on the event or to register, CLICK HERE.