If you’re a freelance blogger, your computer and smartphone are your livelihood as well as the tools of your craft.
They’re where you store your work, where you do your work, and they’re how you access the internet to get more work. So it’s safe to say your computer and phone are among your most valuable and important possessions.
And you need to protect them. Vigilantly.
Other people can recover much easier if they’re the victim of a security breach or a data leak due to a hacker. The worst most civilians have to worry about is identity theft.
But if something like this happens to you, a freelance blogger, at the very least you’ll lose several days trying to fix everything back up and checking to make sure everything is there. At the worst, your security vulnerabilities could tarnish your professional reputation for years to come.
Don’t panic, though. Here are some simple ways to improve your online security and protect your career from damage: