Protecting Valuable Information with Privacy Settings

Hodges University News

Individuals using a smartphone and/or tablet may be at risk for identity theft if privacy settings are not used correctly; however, Southwest Florida residents can better protect themselves and their devices thanks to Hodges University’s Identity Fraud Institute.

The Privacy Settings workshop will take place from 3:00-4:00 p.m. April 5. Carrie Kerskie, director of Hodges’ Identity Fraud Institute, will discuss the importance of privacy settings when using a portable device. Participants will learn how to enable and disable settings to protect themselves from hackers. The one-hour workshop will be held on Hodges’ Naples campus, which is located at 2655 Northbrooke Drive, Naples, FL 34119.

“If you are using a portable device such as a mobile phone or tablet, it is crucial you understand and use the device’s privacy settings. If not, your device could broadcasting your information to others without your knowledge,” said Kerskie.

The cost to attend is $25 per person, and advanced registration is required. To register online, visit

For additional information, contact Carrie Kerskie, director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University, at or (239) 598-6281. Visit for a complete list of Identity Fraud Institute upcoming events.

About the Identity Fraud Institute:
Hodges University’s Identity Fraud Institute is your research and education partner in the fight against identity theft. Providing services for consumers and professionals, the Identity Fraud Institute is led by Carrie Kerskie, a highly sought-after speaker, trainer, author and consultant on the topics of identity theft, fraud and data privacy. 

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