Do you ever feel like the more you learn about protecting yourself, your property, and your records, the more paranoid you become? Sometimes that is how I feel when I speak to local government agencies about disaster preparedness and recovery. A significant component of creating a disaster plan is identifying, accepting, and mitigating risk. Disasters happen, both in the physical and cyber worlds. The best we can do is have a plan in place for the inevitable.
Technology reporter for The New York Times, Nicole Perlroth, wrote in a recent article that “Chances are, most people will get hacked at some point in their lifetime.” Your passwords are a line of defense that you have control over. I suggest reading her article and considering her tips on “How to Devise Passwords that Drive Hackers Away.”