People Need Cyber Security, Too

In this post I wanted to talk about why.

Not Why as in the meaning of life, but why as in why do we need cyber security?

With the whole world around us becoming more and more connected, the people who want to con us for their own benefit are becoming more and more sophisticated and what you need to do to be cyber secure is constantly changing.

 
They Target Whomever

There also isn’t any discrimination among who these people con either. They target whomever will help them fulfill their goals, regardless of whether that is a big business, a small business or individual people.

Because of this, everyone needs to learn not just how to install a firewall and antivirus, but how to think cyber secure so that as our connected world changes and evolves, you can change and adapt your cyber security to stand a better chance at keeping yourself and your information safe without becoming overwhelmed both at work and at home.

 

Everyone Should Think Cyber Secure

Though, through my own experience, it seems most people don’t know how to think cyber secure. This really shows in a Pew Research Survey done in 2016 (Click Here to have a look at the survey results at Pew Research). They asked 1,055 online adults 13 questions about cyber security. The typical respondent was only able to answer five.

 

This means that everyone needs a little help. Not everyone is going to be able to only answer two questions, but everyone might have one thing they aren’t completely sure about.

 

And that’s why I wanted to start this podcast and decided to call it Think Cyber Secure.

 

Follow Along With Us

If you follow along with me, my goal is to give you some actionable tips to not only be cyber secure today, but also  be cyber secure tomorrow and into the future by learning how to think cyber secure and how to adapt and shift as the cyber security world changes.

 
Today’s Challenge

How do you protect your computer and your information? See if you can find one area or opportunity that you think you might need to improve.

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Introducing Think Cyber Secure

Hello and welcome to Think Cyber Secure!

Whether you’re only on the Internet to update your social media and to read the news, or if you use it every day as a blogger, podcaster, video creator or a business owner or anything else and you want to learn how to keep yourself safe and secure while being online every day, then this is the blog for you.

My name is Derek and I’m going to deconstruct and decode the world of online security and privacy to reveal the fundamentals of what you need to know so you can make smart decisions about what you do, where you go and what you post online.

We’re going to dissect and decode the world of online security and privacy and translate the geek-speak to provide real tips that you can use to protect yourself and your business from the threats out there today.

I wanted to start this site for two reasons.

One is that every day our lives are becoming more integrated with the Internet, which is making the Internet itself more of a real risk to us as individuals and small businesses. Not just big corporations.

just as we automatically assess and take care of our own personal security throughout our everyday real-world lives, we now need to do the same with our digital lives as well.

The second being that some years of working in cybersecurity and teaching family and friends about online security and safety, I’ve realized that not everyone knows what they can do to protect themselves. With those that do know, some don’t know how, or even where to begin.

The Goal

My goal is to teach you how to be able to think cyber secure. To understand your digital security just like you understand your real-world security. To make decisions in a safe and secure way no matter what you’re doing online.

It’s going to be a great journey, to make sure you stay with me, hit that subscribe button so that you don’t miss an episode! I’ll be back with a new episode every week.

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Want to reach out? Not a problem, email using the contact page. And follow on Twitter, @thnkcybersecure

Before I go, I have one thing for you to do. Leave a comment or send me an email and let me know what you want to hear. Is there a topic you want me to tackle? Or a problem you’re having? Let me know.

Until next week, we’ll see you later.

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