Taking a Tiny Risk

An article in last week’s Wall Street Journal caught my attention with its headline about making my digital life more secure. I had just gotten an email from a friend telling me she got a hacked email from one of my social media accounts and when I went in to change my password, I realized I’d forgotten it.

All this effort was taking time away from more valuable activities and although I’ve shied away from the idea of keeping all my passwords in one secure place, the idea of “saving me 50 hours per year” as one of the password sites promised got me rethinking my security game plan.

In the early days of the Internet, I had to overcome giving away precious information like my mother’s last name. Then it was providing a credit card account. Today it’s about keeping my passwords all in one place.

There are risks in every action we take yet as our lives become more complex, we have to find a way to simplify them as well. Building resilience means making the most of the precious time we have in our day.

I’m going to see if I can save an hour a week not having to track down lost or forgotten passwords. Hopefully you won’t get a hacked email from me but if you do, hopefully it will only take me a minute to get it cleaned up

© Richard Citrin, All rights reserved, 2016


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