Treating Your Passwords Like the Keys to Your Home
Written by Kirby Smith, Founder of SunKirb Ideas, LLC
Why are so many of us too busy to protect our passwords?
My entire career has been involved with computer technology and digital devices. My past profession was as senior vice president of information technology for a mid-sized national company and now I own a business where I automate houses and set up smart homes.
Both jobs have required me to set up and manage devices and network security for individuals and organizations. One area that has always stunned me is how lightly people treat the importance and protection of their passwords. Disproportionately, people live in ever-increasing fear of “
hackers.” Just the mention of the word can cause people to rise up in outrage against companies blamed for not stopping the hackers.
Before looking at why better password management should be higher on your list of online security priorities, let’s look at the reality of hackers and passwords.