Dan Wheeler is a professional services consultant in North Carolina, who has been in the IT industry for over 25 years but has focused on information security, specifically email security, for the last 6 years. He's been working from home for 2 years now after spending his entire career with an at-work desk job. He tells the story of how he ended up rather unexpectedly changing jobs after a casual conversation with someone, saying that Proofpoint, sounded like a great place to work. He obtained a remote work job with this email security company and appreciated how his company invested time into training him and adding slowly to his workload over the course of the year, something they do in an effort to help employees avoid burnout.
In this episode, April and Dan talk about how some entrepreneurs and small business owners might not be aware of some of the security risks that email can pose. On the contrary, employees of larger corporations might have more protections in place, including having attachments scanned for viruses or campaigns and trainings around the topic of email security such as phishing awareness. Dan breaks down several different measures that peope who work from home can put into practice to keep their computer, their data, and their company more safe to avoid becoming an entry point for a data breach. These include things such as hardwiring as often as possible, keeping work and personal tasks separate, not opening personal emails on a work computer, and using strong passwords as well as multi-factor authentication, etc.
Check out Dan's blog Email Security Guy at https://emailsecurityguy.tumblr.com/
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