With just two weeks remaining before the start of the Thirty-Day Security Challenge, I am going to address a few questions I have been asked in the past week. If you have additional questions or comments feel free to post them in the comments or contact me directly.
What will the Challenge cover? I have been somewhat (and intentionally) vague on this, but several of you have emailed in asking what the Challenge will tackle. I’m still going to be a little vague, but this should give you an idea:
- Week 1 will focus on local security and some basic best practices for your computer.
- Week 2 will begin dealing with online account, web browser security, and protecting your internet traffic.
- Week 3 will continue with online account security and deal with some intermediate topics like encryption and system cleaning.
- Week 4 and on will deal with some mobile device security and encryption, and some personal privacy issues.
Though each week has a sort of theme, the challenge is cumulative, and being engaged from the beginning is important. If you can’t, don’t worry, and if something is not applicable to you feel free to skip it.
How can I follow the Challenge? A few of you have asked for alternate ways to follow this month’s challenge. Here are three:
- Blog: The easiest way is to come to blog each day from March 1st through March 30th.
- RSS Feed: If you have an RSS reader you can follow the blog and the Security Challenge at https://operational-security.com/feed/.
What happens when the Challenge is Over? Most importantly, you will be much more secure than when you started! On my end, when the Thirty-Day Security Challenge is over I would love to hear your feedback. Feel free to let me know what I did well and what could have been better. Tell me your successes and failures. Was there something you didn’t like? Was there something I didn’t include but should have? Within two weeks of the end of the Challenge I will post an after-action review based on your feedback. I am very interested to hear how you all did, so please, don’t hesitate to chime in.
See you all in two weeks!