Protect

Enroll in the protect course

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 enroll in the Protect badge course for activities that count towards the Protect badge.