Still, there are lots of small things you can do to mitigate your security risks. In a few minutes you can, for example, make it near impossible for anyone to get into your phone if you lose it or if it’s stolen. And in less than an hour, you can drastically reduce the dust storm of personal information that’s constantly being vacuumed up by corporations and institutions through your phone.

The nine points below give yousome key things to start with. Some are simply technical, but others involve changing habits and making choices: What are the trade-offs involved? What works best for you and your own situation?