Tuesday, January 1, 2019

How to be cyber safe (and keep your identity secure) in 2019

I've been meaning to blog for weeks, but life gets hectic around the holidays.

Today on LinkedIn, a fellow cyber security pro posted a link to an article that neatly outlines the habits you should adopt in 2019 if you haven't done so already.

In summary

Do these:
  • Update your passwords. 
    • Personal tip: also consider modifying your username on sites that hold your most sensitive data - like your bank, for example. Don't use the same screen name that you use for your email and social media posts. Append it with a few characters that you associate with that site.
  • Stop oversharing.
  • Restrict yourself to secure web sites.
  • Stay updated.
  • Back up [your data], not down.
  • Take extra care with emails.
  • Use a VPN. [See article link below for VPN comparison info.]


For more information, go to Seven cyber security resolutions to boost your security at https://securethoughts.com/cyber-security-new-years-resolutions/.

Happy New Year, all! May God bless you and keep you today and always.