As part of the Safer Internet Day, which took place on February 10, was the day where people got together to learn and pass on knowledge about staying safe online. Google happened to back the event and participated by providing a Security Checkup dashboard for anyone interested in reviewing their security using Google cloud services.
The Security Checkup dashboard allows users to enhance their Google Account by reviewing all the security settings currently in place, including recovery information and settings that can be configured on the spot, such as secondary email address and recovery phone number. It also let users see the account permissions and recent activity monitoring.
What’s important to mention is that to lure people to actually take action and make sure they are safer online, Google is offering 2GB of free Drive storage space for those who take the two minutes to perform the check up. The free extra storage on Drive is a permanent, but users must review their security checkup before February 17.
The only limit is for those who use Google Apps for business and school. These account do not qualify to get the 2GB of extra Drive storage space. This promotional offer is valid everywhere, so it’s not only limited to the U.S.
Those who perform the “Security Checkup” before February 17, will see the 2GB of extra Drive storage beginning February 28.
Here is the link to perform your security checkup.