We talk a lot about organizational security on this blog. But what about when it comes to your personal security?
If you are a business owner reading this, guess what? This applies to you too. The better an employee’s personal security, the better habits they bring to the workplace. Win-win for your organization’s cybersecurity.
As we approach the new year, it’s worth looking at easy and inexpensive ways to protect your online security. Check out our top three tips to stay secure in 2023.
3 Tips to Stay Secure
- Don’t store sensitive info on your phone (and always use a passcode lock). It’s tempting–we get it. You can easily make a new “Note” on your iPhone and store commonly used passwords. Discontinuing this practice is one of the best ways to up your personal security in 2023. Consider using popular password managers. There are lots of individual and enterprise options on the market. We recommend Dashlane, 1Password, LastPass, and Keeper. We personally use Keeper for our clients and Clarity staff.
- Make your passwords more secure. Avoid commonly used passwords, including any of your personal details (address, birthday, etc.), use multi-factor authentication, and consider using a password manager.
- Use privacy-focused apps. Using privacy-focused apps may not only help prevent you from being a victim of cybercrime, but it also allows you to protect your personal information from being captured, such as your contacts, browsing history, ad interactions, and more. There’s a large number of privacy-centered software for you to replace the mainstream programs you’re used to. This article gives recommendations, such as swapping your current web browser for Firefox.
Why Does Personal IT Security Matter?
We live in a very interconnected world. Home and work often blend together with hybrid and remote workforces in action. Personal security is an organizational problem. The security practices of your employees can affect your organization, either positively or negatively.
At Clarity Technology Group, we aim to provide helpful cybersecurity guidance and support to individuals and organizations alike. Follow along for weekly blog updates here.