:60 Lockdown Your Login PSA
Although Americans consistently express high levels of concern about identity theft, device security and risks such as phishing, many are either not aware or not using widely available, simple technologies to better secure their online accounts. Americans expect government and industry to work together to find new ways of securing accounts beyond the password.
As called for in the President’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), the White House, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and more than 40 companies and NGOs have announced a new internet safety and security campaign, “Lock Down Your Login,” to empower Americans to better protect their online accounts. The goal is to encourage a move beyond usernames and passwords to widespread adoption of strong authentication for key online accounts.
Did you know?
The Lock Down Your Login campaign is a key element to President Obama’s CNAP and an effort to arm Americans with information about the tools available to better secure their online accounts. Its debut is timed to the launch of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October). NCSA and the campaign partners are encouraging all Americans to fortify their key online accounts by locking down their logins and making the internet safer for them and more secure for everyone.
Please learn more by visiting www.lockdownyourlogin.com.
VIDEO PROVIDED BY: National Cyber Security Alliance
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 NCSA Strong Authentication Omnibus Study, July 2016; https://stopthinkconnect.org/resources/preview/ldyl-research-fact-sheet
 Pew Research Center study, July 2015; http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/12/08/one-fifth-of-americans-report-going-online-almost-constantly/
 In June 2016, Zogby Analytics was commissioned by NCSA to conduct and online survey of 804 teens (ages 13 – 17) and 810 parents in the U.S. The margin of error for both groups is +/- 3.5 percentage points, Keeping Up with Generation App: NCSA Parent/Teen Online Safety Survey, September 2016; https://stopthinkconnect.org/resources/preview/research-findings-keeping-up-with-generation-app-ncsa-parent-teen-online-safety-survey