I can't check my Twitter feeds or news services anymore without reading about a new hack or data breach. Scary thing is, many of them are very preventable.
Here's a sample from some recent news items and high profile hacks of the past:
- RSA Security. One of the world's leading security firms was hacked when an employee of their parent company opened a simple phishing email.
- Wikileaks leaked piles of unredacted diplomatic cables after founder Julian Assange wrote a password down on a piece of paper.
- John McCain's presidential campaign leaked non-critical but embarrassing campaign emails when they sold a BlackBerry without first wiping it.
Just a sample folks, but the list goes on. You get the point. Doing the simple things right can save you a lot of heartache down the road.