The Christmas stockings are stuffed away, and the tree has been taken down; Christmas is officially behind us. 2018 is going to be great! You WILL keep those resolutions.

One resolution I want you to have is to increase your security strategy on your personal information. Maybe you are already enrolled in more security services and monitoring apps than you can count, but maybe not. What are you doing to protect information that’s sensitive for you, your family and your business?

In 2018, let me help you become more proactive about your personal cybersecurity strategy. I know that sounds complicated, but it’s really not. I have a lot planned for you in 2018 through the Security Stuff with Elvis Huff blog. These are just a few areas we’ll explore.

Passphrases, not passwords

Are you still using password or password123? How about “Qwertyuiop” – does that look familiar? I will show you what a strong passphrase is and why you should be using them.

2FA – Two factor authentication

Speaking of passphrases, how about two factor authentication? Have you set that up yet? If not, stay tuned. We will cover this in more detail and walk you through a simple setup. It is not as hard as you might think.

To freeze or not to freeze, that is the question

Have you done anything with your credit report since the big breach? In case you missed it, Equifax suffered a large data breach in the fall of 2017. We will cover this in more detail this year.

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Are you social?

Did you know that most cybercriminals need not exploit any super tech skills to hack you? That’s right, all they really need to do is use social engineering skills to get the information they want. Businesses, you will not want to miss this; your front line employees hold all of the valuable keys, er, information to your business.

Debit card shutdown

Have you ever lost your wallet? Or had your purse stolen? Wish you could have temporarily, or permanently, shut those cards down to prevent the thieves from running up huge bills on your card? Well now you can. And the best part? It’s free!

Secure Small Business

Do you think that only large firms or businesses with deep pockets can be secure? Think again. We’ll talk about many free tips and tricks that can help secure your businesses’ most critical information.

Have something else you want me to cover this year? Comment below or email me, and I would love hear it! Subscribe to the blog, and hang on, we’re going to have a great, secure time!

Posted by Elvis Huff

Elvis Huff worked as an officer and network administrator for 12 years with the Lebanon Police Department and has also served as an adjunct professor in information systems at Cumberland University. Read More »

5 Comments

  1. Robert C Mitchell, January 15, 2018 at 12:05 am

    Put all of this security information in one place instead of split and located in many various locations. I want to read it all as one contiguous article.

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    1. Thanks Robert for the suggestion.

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  2. Why doesn’t Wilson Bank offer 2 factor authentication?

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    1. Thanks Bill! We require 2 factor on all business online banking. We are exploring this for the consumer side as an offering.

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  3. Thanks. With the significance and frequency of data breaches, this would certainly add to the customers confidence that their information and data is secured better.

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