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039: Everything You Need To Know About Cybersecurity with Steve Weisman

There are more scams, major cybersecurity incidents, and cases of identity theft happening now than ever before in history – and countless opportunities for you or your loved ones to be taken advantage of. 

Few people understand the ins and outs of these scams better than Steve Weisman. Steve is a highly respected cybersecurity expert who has built a career helping people protect themselves, both online and off, and is the author of The Identity Theft Alert, The Truth About Avoiding Scams, and many other books. He’s a professor of white collar crime at Bentley University, a sought after public speaker, and a frequent guest columnist and expert for outlets including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and networks such as ABC, CNN, and MSNBC. 

Today, Steve joins the podcast for a must-listen episode. You’ll learn why keeping up with cybercriminals is a never-ending game of cat and mouse, the common security mistakes that people make that can lead to massive financial and personal consequences, and simple steps you can take to protect yourself, your business, and your family. 

In this podcast interview, you’ll learn: 

  • How Steve fell victim to identity theft many years ago when he had an ID card stolen from a gym locker – and how this incident changed his career forever.
  • How so many of the most destructive scams, including phishing, spearphishing, text message fraud, ransomware, and robocalls supposedly from the IRS or the Social Security Administration work, and how to avoid falling victim to them.
  • Why so many huge companies entrusted with your personal data fall victim to massive data breaches. 
  • Services you can use to protect your data and get notified of any potentially fraudulent activity as it happens.

 

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