Data Security in 2016: How to Secure Gmail and Your Other Email Accounts

Data Security in 2016: How to Secure Gmail and Your Other Email Accounts
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Joseph Steinberg

Published on September 15, 2016


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How to Secure Gmail and Other Web-Based Email Accounts

Maintaining the safety of your email account is critical. Not only does it likely contain important, private information, but it may be the key to other accounts – if “password reset” emails are intercepted by criminals, for example, they can hack into other accounts as well. So how should you protect your Gmail or other web-based email accounts?

Watch the video to find out how. 

Checklist -

a. Use HTTPS

b. Use a strong, original password

c. Enable and use multi-factor authentication

d. Check last login activity

e. Make sure your settings are correct – you do not want forwards to unintended ids, and want to make sure that recovery options are set to current email accounts and phone numbers.

f. Do not share your email address on public social media, and do not fall prey to phishing emails

About the Author

The author is the CEO of SecureMySocial, a renowned cyber security thought leader, and author of several books on the topic, including (ISC)2’s official study guide for the CISSP-ISSMP exam. Recognized by Onalytica as one of the top cyber-security influencers in the world, he is also the inventor of several IT Security technologies widely-used today; his work is cited in over 100 published US patent filings. He is also one of only 28 people worldwide to hold the suite of advanced information-security certifications, CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, and CSSLP, indicating that he possesses a rare, robust knowledge of information security that is both broad and deep.


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