Thorin Klosowski makes a great risk management point in a recent Lifehacker post: if you lose your phone, you’re toast. We worry so much about cell phone risks like radiation and cancer, because those things could kill us in particularly nasty ways. But a greater risk is far simpler and far more pointed: the risk of theft. Most of our personal data is available to anyone who accesses our phones, and in most cases, that data is more valuable than anything we carry in our wallet.
Klosowki provides nine solid steps phone users can take to upgrade their personal security. Read the post and take his advice. Risk management is not about projecting worst cases; it’s about simple steps like these that increase our security and decrease threats.