• I specialize in marketing small businesses that want to make a difference in the world.

    I specialize in marketing small businesses
    that want to make a difference in the world.

  • I specialize in marketing small businesses that want to make a difference in the world.

    I specialize in marketing small businesses that want to make a difference in the world.

While not a fun subject, internet security, and security in general, is a reality we have to face. From identity theft, credit card fraud, healthcare privacy act (more like anti-privacy :) to hackers abound trying to take over your website, email, and social media. It is exhausting I know! Most people bury their head in the sand because protecting yourself from nasty intended people can feel like a full time job. And while there is no guarantee you won’t be compromised even with hypervigilance, one crucial thing you can do is create complex passwords. It never ceases to amaze me how many of my clients (and friends) don’t even think about this. They use horrifically loose and obvious passwords and worse yet, they use the same password for their email, website login, social media and even banking! The resistance seems to be an inability to remember and track multiple complex passwords. I recommend using a password generator tool like this and creating a spreadsheet to keep track of them. I also recommend changing your passwords every few months at a minimum especially for banking, website, email and social media accounts.

I know it is a pain in the butt, but protecting yourself from those who want to steal from you and use you for your resources takes far less energy than recovering from their exploits.

Tags: Web Development, Small Business Consulting

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  • What client's say ...

    What client's say ...

    “We have been delighted with the work that Mary has done for us. Our website has garnered compliments from clients and other marketing professionals. Mary is extremely creative and innovative, in addition to being reliable, knowledgeable, and diligent in meeting our needs.”

    Lori Mauldin, Sunstone Medical Research
  • What client's say ...

    What client's say ...

    "Mary generates the most compelling web designs that I have seen, and is capable of implementing them within content management systems herself (most designers have no clue!). I recommend her design skills heartily."

    Steve Rice, Dotcomjungle
  • What client's say ...

    What client's say ...

    "I recommend Mary for her professional style and work results, but also as a person. She is enjoyable to work with from start to finish. Thanks, Mary."

    Will Anderson, Green Vegans
  • What client's say ...

    What client's say ...

    "Designing is Mary's passion and her commitment reflects in her work. Her designs helped generate sales and positively influence our target market. She was an integral part in promoting our brand."

    Kevin Blodget, Professional Tool Mfg. (Makers of the Drill Doctor)
  • What client's say ...

    What client's say ...

    "Mary has worked on several ARM design projects. Her quick grasp of what was needed and her ability to provide a quality selection of design concepts was impressive."

    Kay Sievers, Animal Rights Mobilization
  • What client's say ...

    What client's say ...

    "We were lucky to find Mary. Being an animal advocate herself, her dedication and passion for the cause shone through her work. She also went out of her way to provide us with extra help and support. – I would highly recommend Mary for any web design work, and especially for any animal advocacy group."

    Candice Zawoiski, Voices For Animals of Western Pennsylvania

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