The Setup:

We’re continuing our conversation on cyber security today with IT expert, Ben Zelei. Last week we explored what phishing scams look like and what cyber criminals want from you. Today, we’ll break down a few ways the average consumer can protect themselves from these scams.

The Combination and Key Points: 

On today’s episode of Unlocking Your Financial Future, we continue our conversation with Ben Zelei on cyber security and protection. Previously, we broke down what phishing scams are, who they target, and what cybercriminals are trying to get from you. Today, we’ll explore some ways the average consumer can protect themselves and their finances.

If you are pretty computer savvy and if you change your passwords regularly you may feel like your accounts are safe enough. Whether you are an individual or a business it’s very dangerous to think, “This will never happen to me.”

So, what can you do? Being proactive and working with a team like SB Tech, can really protect your assets, your business, and yourself. Security is all about layers. You want multiple layers of protection. Patching firmware, changing your passwords, and avoiding questionable links are all part of cyber security protection.

A lot of small businesses are threatened by ransomware attacks. Even if you think you don’t have anything important in your files. Cyber criminals often target small companies that can pay the ransom, but don’t have the finances for strong protection. Everyone needs IT and cyber security protection.

Join us today as we explore how both businesses and individuals can protect their passwords, data, files, and much more.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at https://www.baschrock-fg.com/ or give us a call at 330-473-1060

To hear more you can listen to the full episode or use the timestamps below to find a specific segment.

1:13 – This will never happen to me

4:35 – So, what can we do?

6:33 – Ransomware encrypting files

8:50 – Who do they attack?

10:20 – Tips for password protection

17:32 – Password software

19:00 – What else can they do for protection?

22:20 – Does ransomware attack individuals?

25:05 – Easy things you can do to protect yourself

25:42 – Should you remember a device?

Key Quote: 

The biggest killer with passwords, is reused passwords… You want a long password, preferably a pass-phrase.

-Ben Zelei

Thanks for listening to another episode of Unlocking Your Financial Future. We’ll talk to you again next week!

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