And some tips for how to do it….
Many people suspect that security is mostly hype. You don’t really need to bother with all those complicated passwords, antivirus software, firewalls and such. It’s all just security software vendors and security consultants trying to scare everyone so they can sell their products and services.
There are common sense steps everyone should take to secure their computers and networks, but there is certainly no shortage of hype in the news. Like the latest hot mutual fund – by the time it makes it into a newspaper or magazine, it is old news and most likely too late for you to react to anyway.
However, as one of the common sense measures that aren’t pure hype, you should consider encrypting your email communications. If you are on vacation you might send a picture postcard to a friend or family member with a quick “wish you were here” sort of message. But, if you are writing a personal letter to that same friend or family member, you would be more inclined to seal it in an envelope.