As of 2021, the world’s digital population– active internet users – reached 4.66 billion people. Unfortunately, more people online means more targets for attackers. Passwords, financial information, sensitive personal data – even your location right now are constantly circulating online, bringing potential risks for user privacy and data protection. It’s more important now than ever before to take the necessary precautions to keep yourself and your data safe online. So, here are five ways to keep your data protected.
Register for Our Webinar
The first line of defense against a cyber attack is knowing what it takes to stay safe. Tune into our webinar, The Biggest Cyber Threats of 2022 – How to Stay Protected, on January 26th at 2pm. Cybersecurity expert Joseph Atkins and insurance executive John Lowry will be sharing more about the technology and insurance coverage that go hand-in-hand to keep your data safe in the year ahead. Click here to lock in your spot and register for free.
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Improve Your Passwords
While easy to remember, simple or common passwords are often the easiest to crack. Create strong, unique passwords for each account: bake in numbers, mingle uppercase and lowercase, throw some punctuation marks in there. Some security professionals even recommend using “passphrases” – a string of related words – to go the extra mile in improving your account security.
Use a Password Manager
While using a notepad app or keeping a master list at your desk still leaves your information vulnerable, password managers simplify password management and improve security. For power users, most password management services require a premium subscription to access all of their features on all of your devices. However, popular choices like LastPass subscriptions to help maintain your ever-growing list of logins.
Use Multi-Factor Authentication
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) doubles down on account security, requiring two different steps in the login process. A text, email, or app notification with a confirmation pin gets sent directly to your device to confirm your login attempt. This process is largely unobtrusive for regular users but creates a headache for criminals cracking into accounts.
Cybersecurity teams around the world are using the latest technology to keep users protected, but hackers are working just as hard to crack those defenses. SeedSpark partners with today’s top providers to deliver network security, email security, password management, and device security solutions for every device.
Complete the form to contact our team and schedule a free 30-minute cybersecurity audit. We’ll analyze the protection that you have today, identify potential risks, and share solutions that can help keep you safe in 2022 and beyond.