In many cases, there is nothing between criminals and your data, other than a password. If you have not encrypted your computer, they may not even need a password. As IT professionals, we see far too many passwords that are guessable, or that could be computer cracked in a matter of hours. The UBC Privacy Matters initiative has some enlightening statistics, information on the risks and advice on choosing a password. If you do nothing else, please go to https://privacymatters.ubc.ca/content/protect-my-passwords and watch the four-minute video.