My home recipe is Windows Defender, Malwarebytes and KeePass. Is that a good approach or should I be thinking about adding something to my security toolkit in 2016?Thanks for the great question! You’ve got some good bases covered:
- Anti-malware (I also use defender)
- Malware removal (I also use malwarebytes), and
- A password vault (I use LastPass)
- Backups – you’ve got irreplacable pictures, tax returns, music and info of all sorts. There are many of good online products available that encrypt your data before cloud storage. I use CrashPlan, but there are many others. For extra bonus points, you can both backup one computer to another computer and to the cloud. That way you have more than one way to recover.
- Next, 2-factor authentication should be added for any sites and accounts where available. This nicely complements your password vault so that even if an attacker stole individual or multiple passwords, they still couldn't log in to your accounts without your phone or other second authentication device. I wrote about this recently.