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On this week of Serious Privacy, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal connect with Dr. Eric Cole, on the release of his new book today Cyber Crisis – Protecting Your Business from Real Threats in the Virtual World.  Fascinating insight, especially given the Colonial Pipeline incident recently, but a book that is not intended to be fairytales and happily-ever-afters. Dr. Cole holds a master’s degree in computer science from New York Institute of Technology and a doctorate from Pace University, with a concentration in information security. He was a CIA hacker, a member of the commission on cybersecurity for the forty-fourth president and is a member of several executive advisory boards, including the Forbes Technology Council. He was inducted into the 2014 Infosecurity Hall of Fame. This is his seventh book, and he not only knows this subject well he knows how to present it so we understand it.

In this episode, we dive deep into the connection between cybersecurity and privacy. Coincidentally, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) just released its first ever regulation on pipeline companies – which includes cyber protection and breach response. He also provides guidance, such as two-factor authentication truly is the best deterrent the average person can put in place to secure their accounts. If someone hijacks your accounts and implements it before you do, you will have a Herculean task to recover your own accounts. As he states in chapter 8 “In cyberspace, it’s anarchy, and in anarchy, you need to protect yourself.”

Listen in as he shares the top 4 things that need to be addressed to keep data secure. We also discuss the relationships between privacy and security, the typical CEO perspective on privacy officers, and how hundreds of thousands of offices were opened due to COVID… and we still are not addressing remote work protocols. Lastly, did you know that ethical criminals make a difference in the ransomware world. This week’s episode can be heard on our website or streamed below.

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