Armstrong is celebrating Data Privacy Week - an annual campaign by National Cybersecurity Alliance to help spread awareness about data privacy and educate individuals on how to secure their personal information. This year, Data Privacy Week 2022 is January 24-28 and spotlights the value of information and how to “Keep It Private” and “Respect Privacy”.
Data privacy and protecting personal information is important to Armstrong. We want to help you, your family and your community be safer online. One way we can encourage customers to stay safe online is to strengthen privacy settings on your Armstrong-connected accounts.
Armstrong Email and Customer Account - Data security and data privacy go hand-in-hand. Make sure your Armstrong account is secure by creating a long and unique password. Store passwords with a trusted password manager.
Customize your connection - Zoom with Enhanced Wi-Fi gives you control over your network and the ability to manage your Wi-Fi passwords and customize access for people and devices.
Regularly update Armstrong, EXP and HomePass by Plume® apps. If you’d prefer, many devices can be set to auto-update apps.
Understanding the Privacy-Convenience Tradeoff
Many accounts ask for access to personal information, such as your physical location, contacts list, and photo album, before you even use their services. This personal information is loaded with value for businesses and brands. You can make an informed decision about whether or not to share your data with certain businesses by considering the amount of personal information they are asking for, and weighing it against the benefits you may receive in return. Be thoughtful about who gets your sensitive information and be wary of apps or services that require access to info that is not required or relevant for the services they are offering.
Privacy Tip: Frequently review the apps you keep on your devices and delete unused ones.
Managing your Privacy
Once you have decided to use an app or set up a new account, check the privacy and security settings on web services and apps and set them to your comfort level for information sharing. Each device, application or browser you use will have different features to limit how and with whom you share information.
Privacy Tip: Add multi-factor authentication (MFA) wherever possible, especially on your most sensitive accounts.
StaySafeOnline.org also has a comprehensive site to help you check the privacy settings on some of the most popular apps and accounts, like Amazon, PayPal, YouTube and much more. From the provided links, you can make updates or changes to your settings, depending on your privacy comfort level.
For more information on what Armstrong is doing to help keep your data secure, visit ArmstrongOneWire.com.