Implement a device password policy for your household and/or organization

Such policies and/or guidelines may include the following:

  • Password complexity necessitates the use of strong, ideally randomized passwords.
  • Password rotation, whereby users change their passwords on a thrice-monthly basis.
  • Multi-factor authentication on all devices, ensuring multi-level protection in the instance of a cybercriminal gaining unauthorized access — this can further be expanded to biometric authentication for additional security.
  • Remote wiping, whereby users can remotely dispose of data if a device has been lost or stolen.
  • Access control, particularly concerning sensitive information.

You may also like to consider implementing an incident response plan, outlining what to do in the case of a security breach or device theft — working to reduce risk by ensuring that everyone is on the same page.