cyber mythAfter teaching our 3-day HIPAA Boot Camp we were pretty exhausted. In this episode we are discussing the interesting things David found when reading articles about cybersecurity myths.

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Ten Cyber Myths Reviewed – Ep 269

 

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A complaint filed Thursday in the US District Court in San Francisco alleges that Joe Sullivan, who led Uber’s security team for more than two years until November 2017, “engaged in a scheme to withhold and conceal” both the hack and the amount of data that was exposed from the US Federal Trade Commission.

[His attorney] added: “From the outset, Mr. Sullivan and his team collaborated closely with legal, communications and other relevant teams at Uber, in accordance with the company’s written policies. Those policies made clear that Uber’s legal department — and not Mr. Sullivan or his group — was responsible for deciding whether, and to whom, the matter should be disclosed.”

Ten Cyber Myths Reviewed

Today, we are going over a list David caught of the top 10 cybersecurity myths you need to stop believing.  It was published by Kim Komando on her website: 10 cybersecurity myths you need to stop believing ASAP

These 10 myths covered in the article are below. The details on our thoughts will require you to listen to the audio this time. The time points are listed for convenience.

  1. [16:52] You don’t have anything worth protecting or your data is not valuable.
  2. [19:55] As long as you use security software, you’re fine.
  3. [23:59] With all the data breaches that have occurred that included your data you have nothing left to protect.
  4. [27:56] Phishing scams are easy to spot.
  5. [32:44] My “friends” on social media won’t hurt me.
  6. [35:51] Hackers are mysterious, scary figures sitting in a basement wearing a dark hoodie.
  7. [37:26] I only go to mainstream websites, so I don’t need any kind of security software.
  8. [40:35] I use complex passwords and I’m good to go.
  9. [43:50] I know a fake voice when I hear one.
  10. [46:25] I’ll know when something bad gets on my computer or my devices.

We encourage you folks who understand these things to take this list and use it as a teaching tool. Many non-technical people believe at least some of these myths and have no idea why they shouldn’t. The more we educate ourselves and those around us the better chance we have of defending ourselves from cyber attackers.

It’s amazing how many people just aren’t concerned about cyber security because they believe things like these. They just feel like it’s not that big of a deal or somebody else is doing all the work.

Remember, this stuff is kind of like your personal health, it is just about the health of your devices and data. Just like the health of our body we can’t let someone else handle it all of the time. Nobody else is running around the block so you can get healthier. So, pump up your cybersecurity understanding to improve your device and data health too.

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