I get daily newsletter from MakeUseOf - and clicking through the articles found one of particular interest, about two-step verification of your Apple ID -- MUO:2 Step Verification - as to why - it adds a fairly easy to use security step and protects your Apple account, mail, documents, financial information, etc. Worth a read. Like most of the articles, helpful and easy to understand.
Just cleaning off my computer and found a 2011 copy of a chart from Wikipedia comparing backup services. Went there just now and found it has been updated to this month. Might be a good place to start [there are other websites with comparison data as well, this is barebones but pretty exhaustive].
I'm always on the outlook for concise, helpful articles about security and this one is [original author is noted as well]-
iPad use continues to increase in the legal field, and millions of attorneys use them to work on their clients' cases every day. In light of our ethical obligation to safeguard and protect our clients' information, we should take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information on our iPads is... http://p.ost.im/LcKygN
The ideas apply to all users of an iPad, not just lawyers. Better safe than sorry is a good motto.
I am slowly but surely reading thru some magazines from 2012 and came across this warning which is timely now: In BottomLinePersonal the article cites a security expert - sensitive data can remain on your computer/smart-item even after you think you have erased it completely. The problem seems acute for Android and Windows devices, with the expert suggesting smashing them to smittereens. Macs and iDevices are perhaps less at risk, but you should reformat the item multiple times and reset it to original factory settings before getting rid of it. There's a 'secure erase' feature on Macs that should be employed.
I was just updating some website security information and as I was doing so, realized that one reason people re-use passwords or use stupid ones is because it's a royal pain to remember all the user ids, passwords, pins etc. one has to use for all the websites/pages one now needs to gain entry to. And those sites and security folks also tell us we have to have certain types of passwords and also need to change passwords etc. every few months - which just encourages people to use the same or simple passwords etc. and avoid changes. I use a password manager, and that makes it a bit easier, but not by much [one still has to enter the data into the manager each time it is changed]. And then, we can't rely on companies to protect our passwords or accounts anyway.