Security and privacy are always a top priority here at SurveyMonkey. As we update features and build new products, we tirelessly work to ensure that you and your data remain protected. The mission of our Trust and Information Security Officer, Robert Imhoff, is to ensure that our survey platform stays secure.
In recent months, the core technology that helps to keep us all secure online—SSL and TLS—has been under attack. We take security very seriously and can report that we have seen no effect on our systems related to these events to date. With vulnerabilities such as Heartbleed, POODLE and Shellshock, we believe that a strong security response capability is critical. When security issues like these arise, Robert’s team quickly reviews all possible impact areas and verifies that there is no impact to any of our systems.
Our Trust and Information Security team works to keep your data safe. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you travel out there in cyberspace:
1. Own your online presence
- Double and triple check your security settings
- Review your privacy settings every 3 months
2. Change your password
- When was the last time you changed your social media passwords?
- Consider changing your passwords when you review your privacy settings
- Try turning on Google Authenticator if you’re in and out of Google sites
3. Don’t panic
- There’s a lot of fake stuff out there. It’s a good practice to check and double-check sources when you hear about something too good to be true on the internet
All of us at SurveyMonkey take great pride in the fact that you trust us with your data. You own it. We’ll do our very best to keep it safe.
Stay tuned to the blog for more from Robert and thanks for reading!