October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Did you know we had one of these? Neither did I. But apparently this is its eleventh year, and it’s as good a time as any to go learn something new about protecting your data online.

My favorite cybersecurity tip? If you don’t use a good password manager, you should. A password manager makes it relatively painless to use long, secure passwords. It also enables you to use a different password for every online account, mitigating the damage if one of your passwords is discovered. It’s also simply less stressful than trying five passwords every time you visit a website.

I’m partial to KeePassX, but LastPass and RoboForm are also popular. Any of them is better than continuing to use one password for all of your accounts.

You can find more resources at StaySafeOnline.org, or for this month’s theme, Stop-Think-Connect. They even have ways for faith-based organizations to get involved. Awesome!

One Reply to “October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month”

  1. I use KeePass2 on my laptop and Keepass2Android on my phone, with Syncthing running on both of those as well as a third, always-connected home server to keep the password file synched between the two. With this setup, I don’t have to rely on any cloud providers. 🙂

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