An IronClad Blog

Musings on Privacy and Protection

5 Steps to Protect your Home Business

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people primarily working from home tripled between 2019 and 2021.  That is 27.6 million Americans.  Don't think that hackers haven't noticed this, and don't think that you don't have anything to protect.  Your home business is more at risk then you probably imagine, but it doesn't have to be that way.  Here are 5 steps to make it more secure and ensure that your hard work doesn't get lost or stolen.

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Social Media: the Pandora's Box of our age...

According to Greek Mythology, Pandora had a jar containing all manner of misery and evil. Pandora opened the jar, all of the evils flew out over the earth, and it was impossible to put them back into the jar.  Social media can be very useful and when used wisely, it can bring people together, but like Pandora's box, once things are released, it is impossible to get them back.

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Estate Planning - What do you really need?

Search on the internet for "estate planning" and you'll literally find millions of results telling you what you need.  (855,000,000 when I searched on Bing!)  Do you really need an "Indexed Universal annually-adjusting Life Insurance policy with a tertiary dependent rider?" (I made that up, BTW.)  Maybe you do, but maybe you don't.  What do you really need?  What are the basics that you should consider and how much time and money will it take you to get those?  Well...I'm here to answer that! 

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Securing your Financial Assets

When there is an emergency or a catastrophe happens, your first concern is the immediate safety of your family and pets.  Your second concern, once you are sure that your family and pets are safe, always concerns finance.  Financial security is necessary to ensure that you and your family can continue your lives in the same, or nearly the same, fashion that you were living prior to the event, so securing your financial assets is one of the first precautions to address.  This is a quick list of the things that you should think about now so that you are ready if the unexpected happens.

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Zero Knowledge Encryption

What is Zero Knowledge Encryption?

Most everyone has heard of encryption in the news, and most have a basic idea of what it is, but the details of encryption and how it is implemented can make the difference between whether your data is truly secure or if you merely have the illusion of security.  Whatever mathematical algorithm is used to physically encrypt data, it really isn't secure unless the encryption is implemented using something called “Zero Knowledge Encryption”, but what is that?

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