Technology


Emily Arnold and family
While the number of women working in the field of technology remains low, Hodges University student Emily Arnold aspires to become one more woman who is breaking down the barrier and stigma associated with women in technology. “I feel somewhat alone being a woman pursuing a degree in technology,” she […]

Pushing Back Against Intimidation and Fear


Typosquatting Blog Post
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute Scammers are well aware of the fact that people are prone to typographical errors. Our inability or unwillingness to proofread what we type could lead to great harm. Not physical harm, but harm to our privacy. All due to typosquatting. Typosquatting […]

Watch Out for Typosquatting


Credit Cards
By Carrie Kerskie, director, Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University While we were preparing for Hurricane Irma, another major story was making the rounds on news channels. That was the announcement that Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, had experienced a data breach. It was reported that […]

Equifax Breach, What You Need to Know



Woman taking UPOWER class online
The use of technology in higher education has become the norm — so much so that it is almost difficult to find a degree program that doesn’t demand some sort of technological component from students. Still, whether on-campus or online, many degree programs continue to follow a traditional structure. Students […]

What Is UPOWER™?


Protect your privacy with tips from the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute Gone are the days when a telephone was just a telephone. Today, we use smartphones to help us stay connected, stay on track and find answers to anything from anywhere. In the past, if you wanted to do any of these […]

Important Security Settings for Your Smartphone


Photo of a computer hacker.
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute Hodges University wants to help you keep your information secure. By focusing on various issues related to identity fraud and identity theft, Carrie Kerskie, director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University, will share her insight and expertise on each […]

Keep Them Guessing by Changing Your Passwords



Using MySSA to Prevent Identity Theft
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University A few years ago, the Social Security Administration (SSA) launched a new program allowing anyone over the age of 18 to set up an online account called MySSA, My Social Security Account. The purpose was to allow consumers […]

Using MySSA to Prevent Identity Theft


MIS Manager
If you’ve considered advancing your tech career to become a computer and information systems manager — at times referred to as IT managers — then you’re no stranger to the job duties of this title: planning, coordinating and directing an organization’s computer-related activities. However, even if you’re able to check […]

The Best Computer and Information Systems Managers Have These 5 ...


Protecting Children from Identity Theft
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University Children are a favorite target of identity thieves. By using a child’s identity, a thief can typically go undetected for up to 18 years. Most victims do not discover the identity theft until they apply for college or […]

Protecting Children from Identity Theft