Fostering A Secure Tomorrow (FAST)
Young people in foster care face a range of unique risks when it comes to identity protection and cybersecurity.
Foster youth move frequently and their personal information gets passed from person to person, making them targets for identity theft.
Fortunately, Symantec is equipped to address these challenges. That’s why we’ve launched Fostering A Secure Tomorrow (FAST) – an initiative to curb the risks faced by foster youth.
We’re investing in identity theft protections for foster youth by presenting new volunteer opportunities for our employees and partnering with nonprofit community organizations to provide online resources, in-person training, educational information and other tools to help protect young people against identity theft and other related cyber risks.
We’re hosting in-person trainings, workshops and webinars; and offering free online resources and toolkits to educate and help change behaviors that could make foster youth more vulnerable to identity theft.
We’re donating easy-to-use security software to our nonprofit partners to help keep foster kids’ identifiable information safe.
For young people whose identities may have been compromised, we will help with our LifeLock restoration services at no charge. Such services could include helping to determine if the foster child has an active credit file with any of the major credit bureaus, assisting with placing fraud alerts on the child’s credit report, or contacting businesses where the child’s information may have been misused to request the fraudulent accounts be closed and noted for the presence of identity theft.
Email CR@symantec.com with any questions.