Don’t overlook the simple

Attorneys are often worried about security when it comes to cloud computing, but as this recent article from TechVibes point out, often the weakest link, to borrow a phrase, is the simplest.

How many of you have passwords written down on a post-it note stuck on your computer screen or under a desk blotter?  We’ve lost track of how many customers have laughingly admitted to the same or that we’ve seen on-site in an attorney’s office.
Unless you have a photographic memory, however, this is a common problem – it sometimes seems every site requires a slightly different variation on a password, or requires you to change it often, or otherwise makes it easy to forget – thus creating the situation described above.
What’s the solution?  Password managers can be useful, but at a minimum, try keeping the post-its out of plain sight.  Still not ideal, but at least then every Tom, Dick & Harry who wanders into your office doesn’t have to even look to see them.  
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