Best Practices

Detect and thwart phishing

One of the most common ways emails are hacked is through phishing pages, designed to trick you into sharing your credentials. Learn to identify and avoid phishing.

Encrypt your backups

End-to-end encrypted backup services can help you protect your most sensitive data. It’s easy to get started.

Encrypt your devices

Encrypting the hard disk on your computer and mobile devices can make it harder for someone to copy or tamper with your data.

End-to-end encrypt your conversations

Most chat services can read your private chats, but with end-to-end encryption, messages can only be read by you and conversational partners. Get started here.

Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on your accounts

2FA is designed to stop unauthorized access to an account, by requiring a "second factor" on top of your password, such as a code from a mobile app. Enabling 2FA is simple.

Start with a risk assessment

A risk assessment exercise helps you identify the threats you're most likely to face, so that you can better protect the data that matters to you.

Use unique and complex passwords

Passwords are the gateway to some of your most valuable data. Defend your accounts with long, unguessable passwords.

Keep your software up-to-date

Many updates contain fixes for security vulnerabilities. Keep your defenses strong and apply all your updates.