Fully automated updates are a bit of a risky one, good to do for browser, antivirus,antimalware,plugins, but better to make updates manual and stick to a personal schedule of doing them within a few days of release for updating the OS overall.
Multple backups are very wise, but ensure they are on different sorts of backup too, and have some offline in your house and some offsite in the cloud.
Data encryption makes sense for anything private, you could encrypt your whole disk or just use an encrypted archive for the most private of files. This is especially important as on older versions of windows, and on later versions if set up in certain ways, the windows password is terrifying easy for someone to bypass and read your files. Encrypting the disk or files makes them much mroe secure.
Something else I would suggest is thinking of using ad blocking and script blocking in your browser, makes it much harder to fall vicitm to drive by infections/malvertising.
Back on this site, for a while anyway, been so busy the last year.
My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB