Keeping Your Data Safe & Secure: Tips and Tricks

Most people keep the majority of their information in one or two locations for convenience’s sake. Not only can this be more convenient but it can also help with keeping that information safe since it is far easier to secure information in two locations than in two dozen.

However, despite this, it’s still important to make sure that you secure your data properly. One basic thing to consider for security is the strength of your password. Many people simply employ the most basic possible passwords and choose them based on how easy it is for them to remember. These people forget that the purpose of a password is to keep their data secure. An easy way to solve this is through the use of a password manager such as Dashlane which allows you to randomly generate your own passwords using a truly random collection of letters, numbers and symbols. This is so effective because it generates passwords that are far more difficult to break than anything most people would consider. This will also allow you to keep all of your passwords in one place and not have to keep a word document that can be easily accessed and only have to remember a single master password to keep all your data secure.

Beyond this, however, it is important to always make sure that your malware and antivirus data is always up to date as viruses and malware are commonly used to attempt to steal login information, credit card numbers, receipts, bank account information and a variety of other valuable personal information.

One final method of keeping your data secure is one we are very experienced in. That being hard drive destruction. When your hard drive has finally run its course, destroying it can help make sure that your data remains safe and out of the reach of those with malicious intent.

If you would like more information on maintaining an effective system of data security or to discuss possible hard drive destruction options then please contact us today.

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