The early days of the internet was about openness, global connectiveness, and freedom… but those days are long gone. We all loved the Woodstock era of the net but, you know, if there are good guys, then there will always be bad guys too. That’s why we have seen so many headlines over the last few years surrounding just one topic: data breaches. It’s easy to think that it doesn’t affect you, that it’s just a problem for the big corporations – but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Of course, it’s possible that we could stay in the background and do nothing, but after seeing how people around us still struggle to get clear and reliable information of their own digital security, it’s our responsibility as a part of the tech industry to take on the task of informing the world about these issues. For us, it’s important to share with you and everyone else how best to deal with this situation both at an individual and a business level.
We Care About Data Protection
Security related topics are our bread and butter. We care about data protection and we think you should care too. When you click on an article of ours, keep in mind that privacy and data protection is at the core of our work: our experts are strong security advocates and we all want to keep our data private, so if you follow our tips you can be certain you’re your data will be protected, too.
In the light of security breaches that affect tech giants, it’s high time for everyone to rethink how they approach data security. While individuals may assume they have nothing to hide, it’s essential that privacy- and security-related questions are taken seriously. The reason for this is very simple, if he or she considers security threats to be a joke, then they could put their whole business’s data at risk by not following the security protocol.
Tools to Protect Us During Work
Each of us here at clovio use different tools to protect ourselves during work, from VPN services for encrypted data streams to password management apps for great password hygiene. We review a variety of industries and services so it’s important that we stay as secure and safe as possible. Let’s say you are looking for an online accounting service to make managing your books easier, would you trust such a service with your private data right from the start? We certainly don’t. But more than that, our tests also involve checking the implemented security measures of the tested service to find out how user data is being protected, meaning you as a potential client will be able to make a decision based on our findings.
It probably won’t surprise you to learn that we only use software we can trust and have tested ourselves. When it comes to personal security, there is no room for subpar software or tools from unverified, unreliable developers.
Security Policy at the Company Level
As the number of data breaches continues to rise, security becomes an increasingly delicate matter for every aspect of our lives. This is especially true for businesses, where employees might interact with both internal and external systems that could, without proper attention, ultimately leave your business’s data exposed. But don’t panic: it is possible to protect your company by establishing a security protocol that every employee must follow. Just like we do, in fact.
One of the most important things we like to emphasize – which you’ll note often on the password management blog on Best Reviews – is the importance of good password hygiene. This is because we strongly believe that this is the bare minimum for protecting online accounts. It’s something that all of us here at clovio are strict about, that’s for sure. Here’s the policy that we have established and that each of us adhere to:
- We create strong, unique passwords that use various characters since weak passwords are the main cause of data breaches.
- Passwords are reset whenever a product or service is passed on to other team members.
- Password management services are deeply integrated into our daily workflow as we each use them to store and generate our own cryptographically secure passwords.
- We never use our personal email addresses in reviews and test accounts.
At a higher level, it’s also important to know who you are working with. That’s why clovio only works with reliable hosting providers that have been around for many years, and all of our sites use SSL. The content management system, the software we use on our machines, and everything that helps power our websites is kept up to date.
It may appear overwhelming at first glance but if you take a step back and realize how these measures create a strong defense, it is an obvious policy to implement.