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May 19 2014   7:52PM GMT

Introducing 10 highly effective security habits

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Tags:
Disk Encryption
Mobile device security
Security policy
Social media security

We all have our preferred security habits (at least, I hope so!) Some of them are for our own comfort and some of them are actually highly effective. In my next few posts, I am going to discuss the ones I consider are most effective. I plan to outline the pros and cons of full drive encryption, pre-boot passwords, HDD/SSD passwords, protecting mobile devices, public Wi-Fi, social media and a few other things that will make your and your clients’ computing much more secure.

Passwords are always a hot topic and I will introduce a couple of controversial concepts regarding those as well. Hackers know all the tricks and the password crackers of today are nothing like those of a couple of years ago. Your favorite password creation algorithm just might be completely insecure these days.

The focus is going to be on simplicity rather than further complexity. Secure computing should not be a chore (although it can easily become a burden); rather, it should be simple enough to become habit. My goal is to make it as easy as possible.

Stay tuned!

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