National Cybersecurity Awareness Month kicks off today.  Consumers will be able to read numerous articles and announcements providing helpful guidance and information.

I want to start with “tip #1” that is practical and useful throughout the year.  Protecting one’s privacy starts with the basics and that means using a strong password.  It often seems more complicated than it needs to be.  I’ve found an article today by Paul Ducklin with an accompanying video that helps explain what a proper and strong password is; the steps for creating one; and reminders about why doing so is very important.

You can find Mr. Ducklin’s article and the video at: nakedsecuritysophos.com.  His article is titled “How to pick a proper password [VIDEO]” and is well worth the time.

October is the month during which cybersecurity is highlighted but these practices are ones consumers need to follow year round.