Certified Ethical Hacker & Cyber Coach Steven Strasburg, hit #1 on the Amazon.com Business Consulting category Best Sellers List on February, 29 2018 for the release of Local Business Mavericks. The book also ranked No. 1 in the Information Management category on Amazon.ca.
Local Business Mavericks Volume 17, is a compilation of 1 on 1 conversations with some of the top entrepreneurs in their industry. Each contributing author reveals their strategies for helping overcome the toughest obstacles standing in the way of their customers success.
Steven Strasburg, “I’d say the top mistakes people make concerning cybersecurity all stem from not being awear of what is a vulnerability, and what is most important to protect. For example, people often use new devices that are not very secure. People need to do extra research when they buy products if they want to have any real security in their networks. Let’s begin a discussion about the hidden dangers lurking in common internet-connected electronic devices by thinking about all of the electronic “internet of things” in our homes that are easily accessible to the outside world through the internet; for example, Google indexes webcams. If someone has a web cam in their house, it’s easily accessible by anyone who has a desire to access this device. Even secure paths can be compromised if an unsecured device or an unsecured application is introduced into a secure path; for this reason, maintaining decent cybersecurity is really a complete lifestyle. Maintaining good cybersecurity can be thought of as a life style choice because keeping good security in place involves developing and maintaining habits that are similar to people training themselves to always lock their doors when they leave home.
Steven states, “Data theft now happens every single day, and people are continuously inventing more and more ways that you wouldn’t even think about to steal information. The only reason I ever find-out about some of these new and devious methods of stealing information is because I am continuously reading postings from different forums where people go to report on these new methods of information theft. In 2018 medical records are at the top of information stolen, you are only ever notified if hospitals or doctors are even awear that their was a breach. Maintaining good cyber security is a lifestyle that involves having to keep-up with a lot of new information, and learning about this new information is not very intuitive. As new devices come out, these new devices have their new security features, and hackers are always looking for new and interesting ways to get past these new security measures. I have also found that there’s always just as many ways of breaking in to a device as there are security features on the device.”
Steven Strasburg, with a background of robotics, antenna design, and maritime beginning in the early 2000’s cybersecurity was always a secondary objective until a big switch to software took place. The obvious lack of security in apps, to corporate information, and employee awareness lead to a major shift in cybersecurity. Now with several certifications and as an instructor, growing is a daily necessity to keep a head of known threats.
Local Business Mavericks Volume 17 is available on Amazon.com Kindle at http://www.amazon.com