SAN DIEGO — Are you keeping your information safe online?

Co-director of the SDSU Graduate Program in Homeland Security, Lance Larson, sat down with Morning Extra to give some easy tips on how to protect yourself online.

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He has some key takeaways:

- avoid scams by using common sense

- choose complex passwords and use a different password for different accounts when possible

- go for the multi-step identification option, like having a code sent to your smartphone

Larson also recommends pursuing a high-demand career in cybersecurity, especially here in the San Diego area.