Celebrate Digital Learning Day Today by Securing your Online Accounts

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Securing Our eCity encourages everyone to take steps for stronger protection.

February 1st was designated as the inaugural Digital Learning Day, with online and offline activities scheduled throughout the country to promote cyber awareness.

In that spirit, Securing Our eCity invites the nation to take an easy step toward protecting its citizens, from coworkers to family members from online intruders: Replace the simple (and easy to break) passwords with a “passphrase.”

“Typical passwords are no longer strong enough to protect,” advises Liz Fraumann, Director of Cybersecurity Awareness & Education for Securing Our eCity, a public service initiative based in San Diego. “However, a phrase allows us to easily remember it, without the need to write down on a yellow ‘post-it’ stuck to our computer screen, a typical cybersecurity mistake.”

To learn more about safe cyber practices, please visit http://www.securingourecity.org.

To learn more about Digital Learning Day, and participate in digital learning activities, visit http://www.digitallearningday.org.

About Securing Our eCity:
Securing Our eCity, a public service initiative of the nonprofit ESET Foundation, is dedicating to the creation of safe digital neighborhoods that are both resistant to cyber-threats and resilient to man-made or natural disasters, digital communities where citizens, businesses, organizations and government can effectively and securely navigate, collaborate and conduct business to remain economically competitive in today’s fast‐changing technological environment. The secure cyber city model SOeC has established in San Diego is meant to empower its citizens, and to serve as a beacon for cities across North America and the world.

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