The article is ostensibly pointed at filmmakers, but in truth it is for anyone who uses a computer. Rule #1 check your passwords Rule #1a BACKUP.
The one thing that is missing from the article is mentioning Dropbox. Recently Dropbox upped it’s storage (I now get 1TB for the price I was paying for 1GB) and I can back things up from all over the web directly to my dropbox using OAuth authentication. Awesome.
But otherwise, please, for the love of GOD, read this article and act on it.