How to stop bad habits getting in the way of security

We’re all creatures of habit. Often, this is to our advantage, as a good habit helps us remember to perform crucial actions that keep us safe. When changing security processes, though, people’s learned habits can prevent necessary changes from taking effect.

Do you have a regular routine before leaving the house in the morning? Personally, I check that all my required equipment is in place: wallet > keys > phone > watch > ID card in that order. If anything isn’t where it’s supposed to be, I stop and secure the missing item -- a habit from my military service. This personal sequence has saved me from embarrassment and inconvenience many times.