The cost of cybersecurity is high, not just for businesses in their attempt to protect themselves and their customers, but to people who fall prey to phishing, malware and ransomware. In this episode of 𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙮 𝙈𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙪𝙢, host Tom Kennedy discusses cybersecurity best practices and ways to protect yourself with cybersecurity expert and professor William Whitney.
In this show Tom and William dig into how the threats have evolved and grown, types of threats to watch out for, whether hackers can gain access to your microphone and cameras, and why running updates is so important. You’ll even get a few tips on websites that can help you see if your email has been compromised.
For additional information on cybersecurity best practices and staying safe online, you can listen to What a Former FBI Agent Can Teach You About Cybersecurity and learn ways to protect yourself in our articles Tech Talk on Cybersecurity and What Hackers Don’t Want You to Know About Cybercrime.
Host Bio: Tom Kennedy, CFP®
Tom joined Global Wealth Advisors in our Houston, Texas office in 2018 and became a managing partner in 2021. With over a dozen years of experience, he serves as our host of Your Money Momentum, a GWA podcast on financially related topics. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification which is awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. In a partnership between Columbia University’s Earth Institute and Alliance Bernstein, he also earned the Climate Change and Investment Academy Certificate. In 2021 he was elected to serve on the board for United Against Human Trafficking where he assists the nonprofit with business planning, fundraising, and providing trafficking survivors with the financial skills necessary to reduce risk of revictimization. He holds the FINRA Series 6, 7, 63 and 66 securities registrations with Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Advisor.