Security is important to many people, in multiple ways. The concept of Protection provides security in your finances in multiple ways. After obtaining the Protect badge, you should:

  • Be able to choose appropriate insurance for your needs.
  • Identify how to build an emergency fund.
  • Know how to shop around for insurance and other services to protect your assets.
  • Protect your identity.
  • Be able to avoid fraud and scams.
  • Understand how to review your credit report.
  • Understand the role of diversification in protecting against financial loss.
  • Understand how organizations use your information when sharing it (e.g., understand risks of social engineering, data breaches, etc.).
  • Understand basic information security (e.g., MFA, encryption, password management, red flag rules, authentication, WiFi, firewalls, VPN, Phishing).

To get the Protect badge, you must participate in at least three protect-focused learning activities, at least one of which is highly encouraged to be in person. 

Check our calendar or the badges library for activities that count towards the Protect badge.