Technology


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


Protect your phone numbers from Identity Theft
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University There is a new trend emerging in the world of identity theft. The trend involves phone accounts, landline or mobile. It could involve a new account or your current account. Either way, it is something you must be […]

Beware: Fraudsters Want Your Phone Number


Fraud Alert vs Credit Freeze
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University Often there is confusion between a fraud alert and a credit freeze. Many times, I hear people state they have “locked-down” their credit when all they have is a fraud alert. Here is the breakdown to help end […]

Fraud Alert vs. Credit Freeze