Victoria Grand: October 17, 2016


Facebook Has Your Five Step Guide to Staying Safe Online

*** October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month ***



Global Head of Policy Programs at Facebook



With data breaches now a common story in daily news, it’s easy to feel like a sitting duck. But did you know that you have a lot of control over your online security? In fact, there are simple things that you can do to protect your online accounts and keep your personal information safe from prying eyes.


October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the perfect time for a digital check-up. While the team at Facebook always has you covered from their side, they’ve pulled together five simple ways you can take charge of your online well-being and keep your profile secure. In this segment, Victoria Grand will discuss these quick but important steps you should take to ensure your account is secure:


  1. Annual security check-up: Learn how Facebook’s Security Checkupis an easy first step in becoming proactive about your online security.
  2. Be smart about your passwords: Tips on creating the best passwords to keep your accounts safe, how often to change them, which passwords you should avoid and why.
  3. Lock down your login: Use a quick two-step verification process to maximize security for your Facebook account.
  4. Tap trusted friends: Forgot your password? Designated trusted contacts can receive a special, one-time security code from Facebook to help restore access to your account when you need it.

More About Victoria Grand:

Victoria Grand is the Global Head of Policy Programs at Facebook, where she leads a team that develops global policy campaigns across critical policy areas such as economic growth, privacy, security, online speech, elections and governance. Victoria was previously a Senior Director of Policy Strategy at Google. A graduate of Berkeley Law School and Middlebury College, Victoria started her career teaching with Teach for America and working as an educational consultant in underprivileged schools.

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