Welcome to October where we celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! In a previous job, we would host a Cybersecurity Expo and learn together. Last year, I presented a version of this presentation to a large audience with representation across the business (not just IT folks) and I wanted to make a version of it that could be consumed anywhere.

This all was created from a conversation with a former consultant who made it her personal crusade to get everyone she knows to turn on some form of MFA for their GMail accounts. Just think about all the information someone could learn about you from your email. From there, I wrote this post that urges you to disable SMS and use real MFA where available, and I’ve even worked with a vendor to get them to enable MFA that is not tied to SMS.

Technology is now in a place where taking this very simple step will dramatically reduce the likelihood of an attacker breaking into your account—and it can be done with free or cheap tools that you probably already have access to.

Are you interested to learn what you can do to protect some of your most critical personal accounts like Google (GMail), Facebook, and Twitter? Give the video below a watch! If you have questions or comments, just drop them in the comments section of the video.

This post originally appeared on BrandenWilliams.com.

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