The 6 Best Password Managers for Individuals and Families in 2023

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We all have multiple online accounts that require us to create user accounts with a login and password. The days of reminding you not to use your pet’s five-letter name on all of your accounts should be long gone, and hopefully you’re at least making an effort to keep your passwords strong.

However, the days when we only had a handful of logins to remember are long gone as well. With so many different passwords to remember, it’s simply not possible to create and remember passwords for all those accounts that are both unique and strong.

You need a Password Manager. (more…)

The Best Personal Cloud Backup Services to Protect Your Data

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We live our lives on our computers and our mobile devices. It’s not even just a matter of where and how we keep our “data,” because what we keep on these systems is, for most people, the tools necessary for daily life and the memories of all the days past. How would we cope with losing our phone book, our credit cards, our plane tickets, and all the important photos and videos of our lives? We don’t need to imagine some doomsday scenario for that eventuality to exist – all we need to do is drop our smartphone in a lake!

It’s simply not an option for us to lose the data that we’ve put on our phones and laptops. It’s not as if they need to be stolen or hacked for the loss of data to be a real problem – it is in the nature of hard drives to fail. As such, it is necessary to be prepared.

Where to begin, then? (more…)

6 Easy Ways to Secure Your Personal Data and Devices [Podcast]

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The speed and pace at which technology moves these days can be dizzying and hard to keep up with, even for those of us who do so as our profession. It’s almost impossible to keep up with how security and other data privacy issues evolve.

Despite the rapid changes, the new technology, and the constant threats from cybercriminals and others who are constantly trying to obtain your personal information, there are basic steps you can take to protect yourself. In this episode, we discuss six easy steps that you can take to secure your personal data and devices, and in so doing, dramatically improve your personal security.

For more information, resources, and a transcript of the episode, check out the original post.

6 Things You Need to Know about Cyber Insurance [Podcast]

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Cyber insurance is becoming an absolute necessity for small businesses. Unfortunately, it is also largely unregulated, inconsistent, and packed with special terms and clauses. Worse, it seems that even most insurance agents can’t really tell you what you’re buying when you get a policy.

The prices are constantly going up, the coverage is being scaled back, and you’re being asked so many questions about your business practices that it feels like it’d be easier to apply for a job at the CIA. And yet, you’re told that you need it.

Well, I’m here to tell you that… yes… you do need it. But I’m going to tell you why you need cyber insurance. More importantly, I’m going to tell you what you need to make sure that your cyber liability policy includes in order to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth.

For more information, resources, and a transcript of this episode, check out the original post.

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