Heimdal Security is one of my favorite companies because they offer the best free consumer eduation about cybersecurity, backup, and privacy. It's so needed in today's transactional world that includes commerce, community, and IoT. The more "things" that go online to the virtual world, the greater chance they have of being hacked. The hacks that we see now are getting larger and more bold - the latest was at Anthem and impacted millions with very sensitive health insurance info). You can't be too safe out there!
This fun personality quiz asks questions based on online habits. Depending on how you answer indicates how open you may be for an attack. It's 6 questions and pretty fun!
If you aren't into quizzes, I saw a great movie other night about the Internet, security, and how our lives are changed from it - Men, Women and Children. Security, privacy and online identity is impliedin a few of the storylines (it doesn't cover hacking, but some of the parents do know their children's passwords - and use their accounts! A definite grey area.), but it generally tells the tale of how 4-5 families react to kids growing up with social media, online games, online businesses and the impact of that. There's lots of relationship weirdness (Jennifer Gardner plays a crazy scary mom - and that's the key to the security/privacy storyline), lots of coping, lots of sex, lots of sadness, a lot of love, and a lot of joy. If anything, it shows how our world got a lot more complicated from the Internet, or rather, how we made it more complicated. The same rules of the offline world do apply to the online world, but unfortunately, we don't necessarilly see that because what's online isn't "real."
Anonymity doesn't mean no person exists. It's something we need to remember.
The lesson of the movie: keep it safe as you would offline! The online world can complicate your life if you let it.
So if you have a few minutes and want to see how you rate regarding security - take the quiz!
If you want to see how the Internet has changed our lives and the importance of security and privacy even within families - watch the movie.