You are a target… Attention to security is step #1

You are a target. Shore up your security!

Passwords are a pain. To protect yourself you need complex passwords and you need them to be different for different sites. Here is a link to our article on how we handle passwords.

Even with a good passwords, you can be at risk in a number of ways. The next level of protection is designed to keep someone out of your stuff even if they know your password. It is a second form of identification for you. Here is an article on2 factor authentication,

Hacking your email is a problem. Phishing is often their way in. There are lots and lots of examples of this. It is pretty likely that the Russians used advanced phishing techniques to hack the email of the Democratic National Committee and John Pedesto in the 2016 presidential election. Testing for vulnerabilities and traIning your people about what to look for are best practices that you can learn more about here.

Google’s G Suite products make it really easy to implement advanced security features for all of your team. More about this highly secure collaboration platform here. Implementing great security with G Suites helps to protect you many other places on the web too. G Suite includes email, calendar, cloud storage on Google Drive, collaboration on documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more.

Smart backups are a great way to protect yourself. Backing up the right material at the right time (automatically) and being certain that you can restore your data are key considerations. We discuss different backup strategies in this blog post.

Your company website needs to be properly secured too. Even if your website does not do transactions and is solely a repository of ‘marketing’ information, there are security best practices that you need to be aware of. Encrypting communications to and from your website provides security benefits, search ranking benefits and and it can help ensure that users feel safe while interacting with your content.

Jen loves working on new business endeavors and wants to use the great technology out there to help clients achieve their goals. When she’s not working with clients, Jen enjoys swing dancing and playing board games with friends.

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Jen Giambalvo

Jen loves working on new business endeavors and wants to use the great technology out there to help clients achieve their goals. When she’s not working with clients, Jen enjoys swing dancing and playing board games with friends.