Join host Robbie Ferguson and ESET cyber security expert Tony Anscombe as they speak about which cyber security threats are most likely to impact your business in 2019. From cryptojacking to data privacy, our first episode will help your staff take control of personal and company data, keeping it out of the hands of those who should not have access.
We’ll cover topics such as:
- Cryptojacking – What it is, and why it’s becoming a threat to businesses. Robbie and Tony discuss how cryptojacking grew as a threat in 2018, and how companies can protect themselves against this resource-stealing practice in 2019.
- The Internet of Things – From consumer products such as smart doorbells and Amazon Alexa, to smart office buildings, IoT (and IIoT) are here to stay. Robbie and Tony discuss how regulations can encourage manufacturers to pursue a security-first process, but consumers and employees need to be educated in order to protect confidential information.
- Password Management – Employees can quickly succumb to security fatigue, being required to change passwords regularly can lead to employees rotating through a short list of recycled–and potentially easy to exploit–passwords. Tony will share some clever tips on how to better secure your environment through a new way of thinking about passwords.
- Data Breaches – 2018 was seemingly the year of data theft. Tony surprises us by sharing a personal story in which he himself was the victim of a data breach, proving that even security-conscious employees can fall victim as it is not always a cause-and-effect process that results in data exploit. From using “throw away” email accounts to knowing which cards you should use online, Tony shares some excellent advice to help your users take conscious control of who has access to data.
- The Susceptible Demographic – Tony shares a fact that is surprising–even shocking–about who is most susceptible to falling victim to a data breach or spearphishing scam.
- Data Privacy – The GDPR made big news in 2018. Robbie and Tony discuss what it means for Canadian business in 2019 and beyond.
- Three Pillars of Advice – For the consumer, the CEO, and the IT professional: Tony shares three important points to protect yourself and your company from cyber attack in 2019.
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Read the companion blog: Cyber Security Outlook for 2019
Robbie Ferguson is the host of the Endpoint Security Podcast at Positive E Solutions Inc. His day-to-day includes providing security-related advice and training to companies and individuals across Canada, and offering solutions to protect against modern threats in the workplace.