Create sufficiently unique Admin username and super-secure pw so I don’t need to or have to log in as root
- Encrypt home directory
- install security updates — I’m … wow … that I need to stay on top of this without someone doing it for me. Time to adult as an admin.
- install latest OS security patches
Set authentication keys for SSH login(instructions here)
- Disable FTP login and use SSH instead?
- Other shizzle in McKerracher’s VPS Tutorial