Ken Gilmour is the CEO of Knogin, a cybersecurity company. Many small business owners are unaware of how much their data is worth. Ken shares some insights on hacks that have happened in tech, why firewalls and antiviruses aren’t always enough, and he shares 10 steps on what business owners need to know about protecting their business.
[1:10] Cybersecurity is a hot topic but many business owners don’t know what they should be doing to protect themselves.
[3:35] Traditional cybersecurity tools are targeted for large enterprises, but the reality is there are more small businesses in the U.S. and these tools don’t cater to them at all.
[6:55] Entrepreneurs typically aren’t well-versed in cybersecurity. They just want something simple to protect them.
[9:30] What causes businesses to close down is not the fact that they’ve been hacked (although it doesn’t help); it’s the fact that their reputation has been damaged.
[9:45] It’s important to have a Plan B or a contingency plan on what to do if your company were to get hacked.
[12:40] As a company grows, one of the things business owners struggle with is managing user privileges and remembering who has access to what.
[15:05] Be aware of your ‘removable media’ like your USB keys or backup devices.
[18:05] A good monitoring tool that watches over your network can help you fight against tricky phishing emails.
[21:10] How can you secure your laptop, router, and other tech products?
[25:10] If you have an antivirus, you’re probably going to get hacked because those companies have been hacked themselves.
[26:45] Malware software doesn’t protect the ‘patient zero.’
[27:55] Ken explains why firewalls don’t always protect you against attacks.
[32:05] Amazon’s S3 buckets have been compromised and that was on the cloud. Sometimes the cloud is not the safest place to store things.
[33:15] What are some of the biggest mistakes business owners are making when it comes to their security?
[34:40] How do companies like Facebook make money? You are the product!
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