Welcome to November! This monthly newsletter’s topic, cybersecurity, is focused on that which we interact with every day, while we may not be aware of the implications of our online presence. As we are spending more and more of our lives in virtual spaces, we feel it is of the utmost importance to know the basics of protecting our personal information. Take some time with these links and make sure to protect yourself. As usual, feel free to share the content with your friends and family. Reach out if you have any questions!
- Read: This article discusses the future of cybersecurity. It touches upon several issues such as how large companies handle your data, government regulations, the growing cybersecurity industry, and (in our opinion one of the most important takeaways) the biggest security threat to the average person. Hint: it is something you use every day.
- Listen: Appropriately named, Down the Security Rabbit Hole will take you deep into an issue of what the hosts term the 31st human right, data ownership. It is an interesting idea. Most of the services you use for “free” on the internet aren’t really free. The sites are harvesting your personal information and selling it to companies who target you for ads. The hosts speak with Richie Etwaru, a human data ethicist about how data ownership is a fundamental human right, the principles of data ownership and how they’re different from privacy or security, and how data ownership is a great leveling factor for society.
- Watch: This video is presented by the talented actor (Blossom, Big Bang Theory) and neuroscientist (yes, you read that right!) Mayim Bialik. She goes over the basics of cybersecurity in an easy to understand manner. It’s only a 6-minute video, so it’s a quick way to get yourself thinking about the key points of cybersecurity.
BONUS: Here is a link to our favorite password manager, One Password. Trust us – your password “system” isn’t as good as you think it is. Create one great password and remember it. Add all your passwords to One Password and everything is safe and sound. It is easy to use and the interface is great. If you aren’t using a password manager, we highly recommend it!
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