My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we look at how to avoid usual errors when you are managing your online banking, investment, and retirement accounts: Protect your assets by practicing common-sense cybersecurity.
Here’s an excerpt from the column:
“We spend most of our time in financial markets looking at ways to deploy our capital: What assets to buy or sell, how much we should save for retirement, whether we should own more of these stocks and less of those bonds.
We don’t spend so much time thinking about the ways we can lose that money — to fraud and to common theft. We should be more vigilant, especially as we move our lives online, with digital access to our checking and savings accounts, our online portfolios, even our taxes.
It is impossible to make yourself hack-proof, but you can make yourself less vulnerable. It all starts with some common-sense security steps. Three ways you probably can improve your existing practices.”
There are quote a few common sense suggestions that I am going to bet many of you are not following . . .
Protect your assets by practicing common-sense cybersecurity
Washington Post, April 12 2015