This year’s annual Data Privacy Day falls on January 28th. Each year, the day provides an opportunity to educate consumers and organisations alike on the importance of privacy and staying safe online. Since the awareness around data privacy is still somewhat lacking, we’ve come up with a piece that you can share with your less tech-savvy friends and family members. Staying secure online and protecting sensitive information is something that everyone should know how to do, not just IT professionals, which is why Keeper Security is sharing some of our top tips on how to do so.
Despite the fact that data is growing in value and being used more frequently by organisations, there still isn’t enough awareness around the many risks that come with the collecting and handling of it. Darren Guccione, CEO and Co-founder of Keeper Security, has offered up some tips to best secure your online accounts and stay safe on the internet.
So, how can consumers protect themselves?
Improving your password habits:
Do not use any combination of characters that is easy to guess.
Avoid using the same password across multiple accounts as well as including any personal information.
Recognisable keystroke patterns or short passwords should also be avoided.
Don’t use repeated letters or numbers as a password.
Instead, use lengthy combinations of letters, symbols and numbers.
Create a memorable phrase called a passphrase, replacing certain letters with numbers or symbols in a random order.
Create mnemonic passwords, inspired by notable events for example.
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