Around this time of year, it’s easy to dream of moving to sunny, warm California. While it was 12 degrees Fahrenheit today here in Chicago, it was 60 degrees and clear in Los Angeles. But the sunshine state has its challenges, too.

According to this article published today in the San Jose Mercury News, there have been about 300 data breaches in the state of California over the past two years. Both businesses and government agencies have been attacked, exposing the financial and social security information of more than 20 million personal accounts.

As a hub of technological innovation, California is both a national leader in the digital revolution, and a huge target for cybercrime. As a result, the state’s attorney general will be making cybersecurity a top priority for 2014.

In the meantime, we urge Californian Keepies to spread the word about Keeper. For residents of the state, strong, varied passwords, heavy-duty encryption and two-factor authentication are particularly essential to stay protected.

And remember, refer your Cali friends and get a free month of Keeper Backup for each one you refer.  Refer twelve friends and get a year of Keeper Backup free.  To make it easy for you, we’ve come up with a catchy slogan: “Enjoy the beaches, avoid the breaches!”

 

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