Whether you’ve never considered your personal security before or have been meaning to do so for a while, 2023 is the year to make changes. Spamming, phishing, and ransomware are real-world threats that every internet user faces on a daily basis. Passwords continue to leak in massive corporate breaches, and people own an increasing number of devices that can be hacked.

There’s no denying that adding more security to your life requires some effort and inconvenience. Taking digital security precautions is slightly annoying but very doable, just like locking your bike instead of simply leaning it against a tree. So go for it! The first step is to cross off the items that are extremely simple and only take a few minutes to complete.

  1. Set Up a Password Manager: There are several good password managers to choose from and the simplest way to get started is to pick one and then gradually add and change passwords as you visit sites and services that require a login.
  2. Data Encryption: Opal Lock utilizes Opal SED technology to configure and manage built-in hardware-based encryption on compatible drives, providing protection that cannot be cracked even if your drive is physically lost or stolen.
  3. Backup your data: If malware or ransomware infects your computer and you have a backup, you can easily wipe the disk and restart with all of your data intact. If necessary, you can return the device and replace it, and your data will follow you. No worries.

Despite the possible ups-and-downs, we hope that last year was a successful year for you and here’s to a safe, happy and healthy new year for you and your family! From all of us here at Fidelity Height, Happy New Year!

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Opal Lock Features

  • Supports up to five USB-mounted Opal Drives on the system
  • Device Query to view additional information
  • View Audit Log feature to access a drive’s event log
  • Unlock multiple drives with hashed password securely saved to USB
  • and much more…

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