This week we talk with two special guests – Patrick Lucey and Jordan McCarthy, co-founders of Secured Advisors – and learn some easy, low-tech ways that nonprofits can stay safer online.
My favorite highlights:
- Using passphrases (not just passwords), with intentional misspellings so they can’t be guessed, is a great opportunity to work some positive affirmations into your day! 🙂
- Tips for the ever-present problem of how to share passwords within your organization (because sometimes you need to go on vacation and have someone else run the organizational Twitter account for a little while!).
- Balancing the easier-but-less-secure (which may be appealing in the short run) option versus the more-secure-but-harder-to-use (perhaps better in the long run).
- Online security is more about people and how they behave, than it is about technology.
Notes and links:
Article that highlights the importance of installing updates, as well as using unique passwords: https://security.googleblog.com/2015/07/new-research-comparing-how-security.html
Article about the “human factor” in the Sony hack: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/sony-hackers-fake-emails-117200
An article that gives an overview of password managers: http://www.wired.com/2016/01/you-need-a-password-manager/
Their website: https://securedadvisors.com