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Securing Design Data: Edafio's Mark Hodges on Cybersecurity for AEC Firms
Episode 2185th January 2023 • The Zweig Letter • Zweig Group
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In this podcast episode, Randy Wilburn sits with Mark Hodges, Chief Growth Officer of Edafio, to discuss how design firms can better protect their data from cybercriminals. 

"In this new world order, data is like crude oil. It's got utility even before it's refined. And many people ignore how much their data is worth, so they don't put the protection around it." - Mark Hodges.

Mark Hodges is the Chief Growth Officer with Edafio. He has a long history in television, marketing, and data companies and now focuses on protecting businesses and their data from cybercrime.

Mark Hodges is the Chief Growth Officer with Edafio, a firm specializing in IT and Cybersecurity. In this episode of the Zweig Letter Podcast, Mark speaks about the need for design firms to be aware of the risks posed by cybercriminals and how to protect their data best. Mark discusses that data is like crude oil and has utility even before it is refined and that humans often fall into similar patterns when it comes to cybersecurity. According to Mark, cybercriminals could be located in any part of the world and can access thousands of places in milliseconds. He emphasizes the importance of having a security plan to minimize the effects of a breach and for everyone to know what their parts are and how to respond and protect customers.

In this episode, you will learn the following:

1. IT and Cybersecurity: Discover the steps design firms need to take to protect their data and secure their infrastructure.

2. Data as Utility: Explore how data can be weaponized and used for nefarious purposes.

3. Exponential Crime: Learn about the exponential nature of digital crime and the importance of physical and digital security.


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