One Percent Edge #Podcast: Adam Anderson

Preparing Your Small Business to Weather Cyber Attacks with Adam Anderson

I created this podcast to help you build innovation into your business from every angle, and that includes technology. Technology doesn’t just help you grow your business, but it can also help you protect yourselves. Organizations big and small can fall prey to information hacks. After well-covered hacks like Equifax, business owners are now more aware than ever that they have to take internet security seriously. Small businesses might be tempted to think they aren’t susceptible to an attack like the one on Equifax, but my guest, Adam Anderson, is here to tell you that simply isn’t the case.

In his book, Small Business Cyber Security: Your Customers Trust You, Right?, Adam breaks down just how important it is for small businesses to take internet security seriously. We talk all about how you can keep your customer’s sensitive information safe, as well as steps you can use to incorporate this technology into your company’s DNA. Innovation at every level is important for your business to be successful. I am thankful for Adam’s perspective and expertise, and I know you will have several action steps to take after our conversation.

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Podcast highlights:

  • Cyber crime has everything to do with behavior.
  • 75 percent of small business workers have risky cyber security behavior.
  • We need to change awareness within the organization.
  • Stop spending money on devices you don’t need.
  • Outsourcing cyber security is only one step in protecting your business.
  • 3rd Party Audits can be helpful.
  • Stay current on what threats are out there.
  • What works about backing up work and keeping data on the cloud.
  • Use Two-Factor Authentication or a complex password to protect your info.
  • Ransomware is still a big issue.
  • Make sure you keep your computer updated.
  • Take human error out of the equation.

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