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Security Education Companion
A free resource for digital security educators

Welcome to the Security Education Companion!

SEC is a resource for people teaching digital security to their friends and neighbors. If you’d like to help your community learn about digital security but aren’t sure where to start, these articles, lesson plans, and teaching materials are for you!


Putting together a lesson plan for a digital security workshop? Check out our beginner-friendly lesson modules.

Two-Factor Authentication

Duration: 1 hour - 2 hours and 30 minutes

Locking Down Social Media

Duration: 1 hour

Phishing and Malware

Duration: 1 hour

Security News

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[VISUAL] The Overlapping Infrastructure of Urban Surveillance, and How to Fix It

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Between the increasing capabilities of local and state police, the creep of federal law enforcement into domestic policing, the use of aerial surveillance such as spy planes and drones, and mounting cooperation between private technology companies and the government, it can be hard to understand and visualize what all this overlapping surveillance can mean for your daily life. We often think of these problems as siloed issues. Local police deploy automated license plate readers or...

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Security Tips for Online LGBTQ+ Dating

Cat Astronaut Soars Through Cyberspace, Leaving a Glowing Rainbow Trail

Dating is risky. Aside from the typical worries of possible rejection or lack of romantic chemistry, LGBTQIA people often have added safety considerations to keep in mind. Sometimes staying in the proverbial closet is a matter of personal security. Even if someone is open with their community about being LGBTQ+, they can be harmed by oppressive governments, bigoted law enforcement, and individuals with hateful beliefs. So here’s some advice for staying safe while online dating as an...

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Doxxing: Tips To Protect Yourself Online & How to Minimize Harm

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“Doxxing” is an eerie, cyber-sounding term that gets thrown around more and more these days, but what exactly does it mean? Simply put, it’s when a person or other entity exposes information about you, publicly available or secret, for the purpose of causing harm. It might be information you intended to keep secret, like your personal address or legal name. Often it is publicly available data that can be readily found online with just a bit of digging, like your phone number or workplace...

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