Security – What does it all mean and what can I do about it?

We’re bombarded with security concerns and told over again how important IT security is.

But what do we actually need to do to ensure we are secure & safe?

Let’s take a look at 3 areas:

  • Passwords
  • Website
  • Files

Passwords

We all have them, but what is a password anyway? A username says that you have an account and the password says that you have the right to access that particular account.

What is a strong password? In essence, it’s completely unguessable by humans, and difficult to crack by computers. It usually contains a random set of letters and numbers and special characters, & often 25 characters in length. Obviously, the longer the password, the more difficult it is to crack, but also the more difficult for you to remember. So how do you remember passwords?

You’ve a couple of options. You can write them down – and many small businesses still do this. But honestly not the most secure.

last pass, strong passwords, 2-factor authentication, security questions, little black book, for every part of our business, PINs, biometrics

Your website

SSL, comments, hacking, e-commerce, finance

Files

online, offline, cloud, backups, storage, dropbox, Office 365

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