This Is What Happens When You Don’t Update To Strong Passwords

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A friend and colleague wrote to me earlier this week saying “Ok, ok. I give in. I’ll be changing all of my passwords to the ridiculous ones that LastPass gives me – even the ones that I have 2-step verification.” At first I felt a rush of pride thinking that the articles about the importance of password security inspired positive change “this is probably what it feel like to rescue someone …

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Time To Update Your Passwords

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It’s been more than a year since the last reminder which means it is high time to remind everyone to update your passwords, especially ones related to work at your arts org. Hacker activity hasn’t subsided since a big spike at the beginning of the calendar year and one of the most useful steps in shutting down hackers before they get anywhere is using a strong password. Yes, strong passwords are …

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Ready Or Not, Nonprofit Arts Orgs Need To Start Thinking About Working From Home Options

NPR.com published an intriguing segment by Yuki Noguchi on 3/9/2020 that examined decisions by many companies to keep employees home over concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. For a host of reasons, remote working is still a bit of a hot button issue for nonprofit performing arts orgs. I know plenty of employees that rue the lack of flexible remote work options and just as many executives firmly entrenched in the “hell …

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It’s Never Been Easier To Change Your [*******] Password

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One of the first lines of defensive in a good cybersecurity hygiene is maintaining strong passwords. Technically, May 2, 2019 was national password day but it’s never too late to indulge in some improved security measures. One of the best favors you can do for yourself is use a password manager, like the one from LastPass.com (they have free and paid versions). While LastPass has been my go-to password manager for years, …

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Betty White Wants You To Change Your [*******] Password Already!

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I realized earlier this week that it has been awhile since I posted a reminder about updating the passwords you use for personal and business accounts. As such, let’s get down to it. It Takes More Than Capitalizing The First Letter Of Your Old Password The sad truth is most passwords are awful; they are easy for hackers to crack because they are common phrases or numerical sequence like “123456.” And …

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