A company’s network may contain documents with trade secrets, personal information about employees or clients, or the organization’s financial records. Applications on your phone, computer, or other personal devices may expose your social security number, credit cards, and bank account information. In either case, identity theft is a real possibility — one that’s becoming all-too-frequent in our digital age.
How can we protect ourselves from being part of the next big breach?
Apply Software Updates
Back It Up
Back up, everything! If something should happen to the data you create on your devices or network, or you lose it all, you can recover quickly without hassle if it’s backed up. There are many methods to backup data. Leverage the cloud-like tools like dropbox, google drive, iCloud, etc. You can also use a hard drive, and we always recommend SSD for faster transfer speeds.
Creating strong passwords and never using the same password across sites or devices is one of the best things you can do to protect yourself from digital invasion. On your phone, lock it with a strong password and fingerprint, face, or touch ID. To keep track of all of your password combinations, use a password manager like 1Password or LastPass to keep your passwords stored, strong, and unique across your devices and accounts.