This morning, I got a text message notification from Google saying that they blocked a suspicious login attempt and I needed to validate it. Mind you, I was in the gym when this happened so I already knew it was either my little brother on my laptop (unlikely because that wouldn’t be recorded as suspicious) or there was a legitimate threat to my security.
Upon logging in, I found that someone has attempted to login from Florida. I’m in North Carolina. Google made it easy to change my password immediately, so that’s what I did.
What does this have to do with professional development? Well, do you know how many employees get terminated every day because of compromising sensitive information. You don’t want to be one of those people. So I strongly recommend setting up email and text notifications for the security of all your accounts that may ever have any valuable information come to them. Better safe than sorry, right?