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Stay on top of data breaches

There are quite a few ways to find out if your password may have been compromised by a data breach. Many browsers and security software can tell you, for example. However you go about it, keep yourself informed of any data breaches. If a site you use has been compromised, it’s possible your credentials have, […]

Change your passwords immediately in the case of a data breach

Making a robust password is only part of the password battle. If there’s a publicly disclosed data breach that affects your account, then you’ll want to change your password immediately. You also need to update your online passwords regularly to hedge against the possibility it may be compromised.

3 things to do when your passwords are compromised

You’ve probably heard about them on the news at some point or another. Something along the lines of, “Data breach at healthcare company! Thousands of users’ personal data possibly compromised!” Maybe you were even a client of that healthcare company, and you weren’t sure if you had been affected. Or perhaps you were just notified […]

Check to see if your data has been breached

Are you positive your personal information hasn’t already been compromised? That’s a scary question to ponder, but an important one to have answered. Use a website that checks your phone number or email address against a database of known data breaches for free. This might give you peace of mind that your information is still […]

Classify your corporate data by sensitivity

Data classification is a staple part of data security. It helps your organization determine where they should focus their efforts and which types of data are better left unattended. Classifying data by sensitivity – that is, how damaging the information could be if it were destroyed or exposed – is a great way to prioritize […]

Switch up your passwords

Various services will permit you to keep the identical password for years. That may be unsafe, since data breaches might expose your credentials that you use across many sites. Try making strong passwords using a password generator, and change them periodically, every six months or so, to be sure you’re not using anything that’s already […]