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Make Your Digital Life Safer and Easier Workshop Series: Home

These resources are used in our Make Your Digital Life Safer and Easier workshop series. These workshops are offered each semester, and you can see upcoming events by checking out the University Libraries' Events calendar page. This series is open to anyone in the community.

If you would like to request this kind of workshop session for your class or other organization, contact Kayla B. McNabb at kmcnabb@vt.edu.

Good Passwords Workshop

In part one of this workshop series, we will talk about passwords, how to test how secure they are, why passphrases can be a better strategy, and how to graduate to using a password manager in order to simplify your digital life and keep from getting hacked.

Multi-Factor Authentication Workshop

In part two of this workshop series, we will talk about two factor authentication; why it is required on many systems and why you should be using it on as many accounts as possible. We will also talk about the different types of two-factor authentication, why some are more secure than others, and which you should choose to make your life easier and more secure.

Secure Browsing Workshop

In part three of this workshop series, we'll go over secure browsing, including security browsers, how to create secure connections with VPNs and DNS-over-HTTPs, and Tor. We'll also talk about how to identify security concerns to help keep you safe online.

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