Security is more than the concept of a guard holding vigil over a point of access, or data breach of some far off corporation. Our readers may have noticed a common theme in our posts wherein we talk about security being only as strong as the weakest link. This is because the concept of protection is not an external force that works its way in, but rather it is highly personal, relying on a network of individuals to make conscientious choices.
Today, we are moving away from the grand scale of business security to focus on just one point: You.
Think about all of the ways that you almost automatically take precautions to protect yourself and your belongings in the physical space around you. You may lock the door when you leave your house, or ensure that your vehicle has an alarm to deter intruders. Maybe you choose to wear cross-body bags instead of ones that fit only over the shoulder. Perhaps your important documents are kept in a locked file cabinet.
All of these are precautions and measures taken to protect your belongings and livelihood.
But what about online?
Now consider all of the times you have entered your credit card information into a website as you were shopping. All of the emails you open and send. All of the apps on your smartphone. Perhaps, even, a VPN that you have chosen.
Are you protected?
Fortunately, we are here to help you! Over the past few months, we have written a variety of quick and easy guides to secure your online life. Here, we provide the breakdown for you. Empower yourself with knowledge, and feel free to share this master post!
We hope that you find this list helpful, and feel free to contact us @CentryLTD on Twitter or here on our blog if you have any questions or comments!