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How to Have 'the Talk' with Your Parents

It’s time to have ‘the talk’ with your parents - the security talk, that is.

2017 was, undoubtedly, the worst year for cyberattacks of all time; and it’s safe to assume that cybersecurity will get brought up at family get-togethers throughout 2018. With half of the American population affected by Equifax's breach, security will be fresh on everyone’s minds.

Being the tech wiz that you are, your ‘family time’ likely doubles as a free visit from their favorite tech support - and this year will be no different. Uncle Joe will probably bring up the Uber breach coverup (and use it to comment about ‘kids these days’), and Grandma will likely ask you about her Yahoo account (that she’s still using).

Take this opportune moment to provide security tips to all of your family members. Explaining cybersecurity to relatives who grew up in an age without computers can be difficult, so be sure to explain it in a way they’ll understand.