You Are the Secret to Good Security: Be Educated.

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There are so many things you can do to have better security. Hire a security expert to better configure your network, ensure you have the right software installed on your computers (and mobile devices) to scan for viruses and block malware.

Internet security is important in today’s world, after all, a lot of things are done online. For most people, it is impossible to go for hours without connecting to the internet. There is no doubt that smartphones, laptops, and computers are very important tools in today’s world. It is through these devices that people can connect to the internet. However, you have to be careful when using the internet because malicious people may steal your identity, documents, and personal information. As the internet became more and more popular, more and more fraudsters started to look for ways to steal from unsuspecting individuals and business online.

But one of the BEST, cheapest, and easiest things you can do is to ensure that YOU are educated in how YOU can secure yourself.

When typing in your password, be sure no one is watching. Be sure you’re not using a “free” WiFi connection when doing banking and other transactions (use a VPN like the one at Use strong passwords. Want to test VPN connection to make sure everything is running as it should but not sure where to start? It’s possible to prevent these leaks, but first, you have to identify them. You can do so by running some basic tests that anyone can do.

An email from GoDaddy gives these tips:

  • Make sure your password has 12 characters minimum.
  • Include numbers, symbols, capital letters and lowercase letters.
  • Don’t use dictionary words.
  • Add 2-Step verification — an extra layer of security requiring a code from your mobile device.
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Ramon Ray, founder and editor Smart Hustle Magazine. Entrepreneur, best selling author and global keynote speaker.