Dr. Eric Cole shares very practical tips on how you can protect yourself, your employees and your loved ones from a cyber attack (starting at 2:40 in the podcast episode). With companies shifting to a remote workforce due to the coronavirus outbreak, the attackers have reportedly increased their efforts and spear phishing is up 300%.
Some top takeaways
1. Spear phishing is when a hacker sends an email from a known or trusted sender to get someone to click on a link or open an attachment and become compromised. Learn about the emails that everyone is opening.
2. Learn what kind of endpoint security is needed on your computer. This is anti-virus software like Symantec or McAfee. I just learned I need to upgrade.
3. FREE is the new “F” word. Learn why you should avoid all free cloud-based programs – you are agreeing to share your data when you do.
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Gulfshore Business in partnership with Evolve Global present Evolve to Win. For more than 12 years, hosts Heather and Paul Christie have been helping executives and entrepreneurs accelerate change in every aspect of business. Join Heather and Paul for the Evolve To Win show and stay ahead of the game. Heather Christie, who holds a Juris Doctor degree and Certified Speaking Professional designation, practiced law for 10 years and was partner in a Chicago law firm where she concentrated on legislative and regulatory law. Paul Christie is an entrepreneur who has owned multiple businesses in Chicago. He also worked as regional sales manager for Ingersoll. Both Heather and Paul are certified executive and business coaches and co-founded Evolve Global.