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Network Security: Protecting Your Business [THA 352]
Episode 3522nd November 2023 • Remarkable Results Radio Podcast • Carm Capriotto, AAP
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Is your business prepared for cyber-attacks? It's not a question of 'if' it's a question of 'when.' Our panel discusses the importance of network security and protecting businesses from cyber threats. They emphasize the need for multiple layers of protection, including two-factor authentication, and caution against phishing attacks. They also highlight the importance of training employees to recognize such threats and having a proactive approach to cybersecurity. Let's stay ahead of potential threats and make it more difficult for hackers to target our businesses. Chris Cloutier is co-owner of Golden Rule Auto Care in Dallas Texas and CEO of Autoflow. Chris’s previous episodes HERE Jay Mikulovich, founder and CEO of Revival Technology LLC. Stan Stokes, Founder & CEO of Iron Fist Marketing Consultants. Stan's previous episodes HERE Show Notes:
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  • The importance of two-factor authentication (00:02:07) Explains the significance of using two-factor authentication to add an extra layer of security to passwords.
  • The vulnerability of software packages (00:03:48) Discusses how no software is perfect and can have vulnerabilities, emphasizing the need for multiple layers of security.
  • The dangers of phishing attacks (00:08:06) Explains the concept of phishing and how hackers use email to trick users into clicking on malicious links or attachments.
  • The challenges of being reactive to security breaches (00:10:04) The difficulties of being reactive to security breaches and emphasize the importance of being proactive in protecting business operations.
  • The vulnerabilities of relying on technology (00:11:24) The vulnerabilities of relying heavily on technology and the need for shop owners to understand their level of vulnerability and seek expert advice.
  • The importance of backups and cybersecurity measures (00:20:38) Discussion on the need for backup plans, having multiple backups, and the importance of cybersecurity measures to protect against potential data loss or breaches.
  • Difference between IT support and network security (00:23:39) Explaining the distinction between IT support and network security, and the importance of understanding and vetting service providers to ensure proactive cybersecurity measures are in place.
  • Updating Network Security (00:27:58) Discussion on the importance of regularly updating network firewalls, equipment, and passwords to prevent hacking and security breaches.
  • The Risks of Delaying Updates (00:28:51) Exploration of the consequences of not updating desktops, including vulnerabilities, outdated patches, and potential hacking threats.
  • Password Management and Security (00:30:41) Advice on using password managers, generating unique passwords, and the importance of having strong, lengthy passwords to enhance security.
  • The importance of strong passwords and data encryption (00:37:03) Discussion on the significance of using strong passwords and encrypting data to protect against cyber threats.
  • Securing networks and vulnerabilities (00:37:54) Exploration of the importance of securing networks, including the use of firewalls and regular security scans, to prevent hacking and data breaches.
  • Understanding APIs and their role in data protection (00:39:34) Explanation of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) as a means of limiting data access between systems and the importance of authentication in ensuring secure communication.
  • Take baby steps to minimize risk (00:46:05) The importance of taking small steps to implement cybersecurity measures and reduce the risk for business owners.
  • Be the harder target (00:47:11) Being proactive in implementing security measures, such as cameras and updates, to make your business a less vulnerable target for hackers.
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