National Get Organized Month is here! Previously I wrote about getting organized, but I neglected to talk about getting your online self organized. 

There are more than enough reasons to play close attention to the cybersecurity of your personal or business presence online — from evil geniuses taking control of our webcams (cover it up!) to other evil geniuses recording every keystroke. 

Below I’ve assembled a list of ideas to get yourself more secure, and more organized.

  • Password manager: I’ve written before how we use a password keeper app to generate secure passwords and store them for us. Regular passwords based on names or dictionary words can typically be cracked in 30 minutes or less.
  • Audit your subscriptions: There are now whole apps dedicated to unsubscribing you from unwanted subscriptions, but I doubt a monthly subscription is necessary to achieve this goal. All you need is your monthly statement — and perhaps a lifestyle concierge to do the leg work.
  • Computer stuff: In addition to organizing your passwords, there are always things to do with your folder system, etc. Employers can start the new year by reviewing the permissions each employee has on the computer system. It’s also a great time of year to have your IT company come in and make sure everything is running smoothly.  
  • Negotiate: Cable companies will frequently negotiate with you for lower prices, but these deals usually expire after a year. Additionally, power companies often provide access to micro-producers which may be cheaper than the main company. 

Running a tight ship, whether a household or a business, means being attentive to any leaks in the bulkhead. I hope this list will get you thinking about how getting organized is good for your safety, security, and bottom line. For more information, contact us.