TeleSign Backs White House Cybersecurity Effort

Los Angeles-based Telesign, which provides phone verification and two-factor authentication services to major online service providers, said it is helping to back the White House's Lock Down Your Login initiative. The initiative aims to encourage Americans to better protect their online accounts, by moving them beyond passwords. The safety and security initiative is being run by the National Cyber Security Alliance, in conjunction with the White House. The Lock Down Your Login site educates users on additional security steps that users can take -- for example, using a two factor key, biometrics, one time codes, etc.--to help them better secure their accounts from hackers, with specific instructions for major services like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, on how to turn on those additional security layers.