Ok, ok I’ll admit it. I preached the words I didn’t heed. My name is Phillip and I used to be insecure.
These would be the words I’d utter if there was an insecurity annonymous meeting. Without that facility to purge my transgresssions I will say them here. At work and for clients security was job one but at home… I was that guy with all the open routers. I was that guy with easy passwords. I’m not proud of my past I can only move on to help others.
In all seriousness, though, I was like many people. Insecure because we were too lazy to take the extra steps. Security always adds extra things to think about and that’s extra work. There are many good reasons for it though. First, I’ll give you the top 5 reasons people are insecure and then easy steps that remedy these problems.
1) “I don’t have anything anybody really wants.”
Know it or not there is so much information about you that can be known from a simple scan of your computer that can be used to get access to using your identity.
2) “I don’t leave my laptop laying around so anyone can touch it.”
Most security breaches aren’t from the intruder physically touching your machine. It’s from internet access to it. Especially when they know it’s idle.
3) “I use WEP encryption on my wireless. That’s good enough.”