Security Should Not Be This Hard
The whole Yahoo! email spying fiasco added to the half billion accounts hacked just gives me the willies.
The fact that most of mainstream won't care enough to change habits is depressing. To this day, I see such a carefree attitude when it comes to online security and privacy.
I've been warning others for awhile to get off of Yahoo while preaching security and advocating for the use of services that contribute to the privacy conversation. Yet, to this day, I still see too many passwords sent wherever the wind blows in plain text emails from folks and businesses who apparently haven't been touched by negative hacking experiences.
Maybe it's also because of this: ‘Security Fatigue’ Can Cause Computer Users to Feel Hopeless and Act Recklessly, New Study Suggests | NIST
Well, I've been thinking of providing a simple service for small business owners just to help them set-up some basic OPSEC practices and products to help secure their communication and basic data needs. Even if some data is considered unimportant by the uninformed, using best practices for security sends out a positive message and helps create brand good will. This should be any business owner's concern, regardless of earnings and market size.
Biz owners already have a lot on their plate, so maybe having someone walk it through, step-by-step, over a relaxing cuppa tea might help ease the friction of adding a security layer or two to their thinking process.
What do you think? Good idea or just chasing a run-away train.
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