Concept 2: Being insecure is easier than being more secure. The fact this post exists and that you are spending even a few seconds perusing it proves the fact. If it was easy, you'd already be as secure as you wished and this content would be of no interest. Being secure takes some thought, planning, ongoing diligence, time and money.
Monday, Security Concept 3 / 5!
Review Concept 1, below.
Concept 1: Security is never perfect in either the physical or electronic world. This is the first concept to accept before you move forward. There's just a spectrum from less secure to more secure, but nowhere on the spectrum does "perfectly secure" exist.
- People lock their houses and have security systems and yet still get burglarized.
- Banks have more security than 90% of most enterprises and certainly individuals can afford, or in fact "need", but still they get robbed, both in the physical and virtual world.
- Both land-lines and mobile phones have security functions built in, but still calls get intercepted, recorded and exposed.
- PCs, mobile phones, routers, wi-fi, etc. all have security components, but as the news daily attests, data is constantly compromised. Banks, large corporations, governments, militaries and individuals data is successfully assaulted and security efforts thwarted.
Electronic security is a hot topic and always will be. This is just as true in the physical world! While some do go to extremes in attempting to remove themselves from the bulk of the "real world", the fact is you can't opt-out of the physical world. We all accept various levels of personal risk every day. The electronic, virtual world is no different. Consider what it would really take to go "off the grid". Give up owning property of any kind, give up banking, never pay taxes, give up on insurance of any kind, drive untitled and unlicensed... you get the idea. You and your data is online somewhere. What's more dangerous for someone to know, your real world address or your email address?