How to Use Consumer Reports Security Planner to Stay Safer Online (Consumer Reports). Thrilled to finally announce the relaunch of Security Planner, which I’d been quietly working on for six months alongside a talented team. CR Security Planner is a free, easy-to-use guide to staying safer online. It provides personalized recommendations and expert advice on topics such as keeping social media accounts from being hacked, locking down smart speakers and home security cameras, and reducing intrusive tracking by websites. This tool builds upon the work of the Citizen Lab, which originally launched and managed the project. You can also check out the tool directly at https://securityplanner.consumerreports.org/.
The Most Significant Security Innovations of 2020 (Popular Science) Along with Purbita Saha, I helped draw attention to some cool new tech for Popular Science, as part of the larger 100 Greatest Innovations of 2020 list.
Why It’s Smart to Use Authentication Apps for Multifactor Security (Consumer Reports) The apps generate short-lived codes to use along with a password. That can be safer than having codes texted to you.
I was a guest on Freedom of the Press Foundation’s podcast. And at HasGeek, along with Ginny Hahs, I gave a talk on Data Brokers and Consequences for Personal Data.