Cybersecurity doesn’t have to be a scary place.
Ken Gilmour is the CEO of Knogin, a cybersecurity company. Many small business owners are unaware of how much their data is worth. Ken shares some insights on hacks that have happened in tech, why firewalls and anti-viruses aren’t always enough, and the 10 steps on what business owners need to know about protecting their business.
[1:10] Cybersecurity is a hot topic but many business owners don’t know what they should be doing to protect themselves.
[3:35] Traditional cybersecurity tools are targeted for large enterprises, but the reality is there are more small businesses in the U.S. and these tools don’t cater to them at all.
[6:55] Entrepreneurs typically aren’t well-versed in cybersecurity. They just want something simple to protect them.
[9:30] What causes businesses to close down is not the fact that they’ve been hacked (although it doesn’t help); it’s the fact that their reputation has been damaged.
[9:45] It’s important to have a Plan B or a contingency plan on what to do if your company were to get hacked.
[12:40] As a company grows, one of the things business owners struggle with is managing user privileges and remembering who has access to what.
[15:05] Be aware of your ‘removable media’ like your USB keys or backup devices.
[18:05] A good monitoring tool that watches over your network can help you fight against tricky phishing emails.
[21:10] How can you secure your laptop, router, and other tech products?
[25:10] If you have an antivirus, you’re probably going to get hacked because those companies have been hacked themselves.
[26:45] Malware software doesn’t protect the ‘patient zero.’
[27:55] Ken explains why firewalls don’t always protect you against attacks.
[32:05] Amazon’s S3 buckets have been compromised and that was on the cloud. Sometimes the cloud is not the safest place to store things.
[33:15] What are some of the biggest mistakes business owners are making when it comes to their security?
[34:40] How do companies like Facebook make money? You are the product!
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