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Think Cyber Secure

By Think Cyber Secure
As a business owner, you take risks every day. Would you take a risk with your CYBERSECURITY?

Join us on the Think Cyber Secure Podcast to get actionable tips and information that you can use to uncover the hidden gaps in your business that cause cyber risk and fix them resulting in a stronger and more secure business.
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The Top 5 Cybersecurity Strategies for Small Businesses in 2021
If you haven't started on your cybersecurity goals for 2021, there is no better time to start than now. Why? Well, cybercriminals aren't only targeting large organizations anymore. 43% of cyber attacks now target small businesses.   If your business is struggling right now, how scary would a cyberattack be? Would your business be able to survive a cyberattack in this economy? Or would that be the end? Protect your business today and reduce the chances of experiencing a cyberattack by implementing these top 5 strategies for 2021.
May 4, 2021
The Most Common Cybersecurity Best Practices that Startups Ignore
There are many common and sometimes basic things that seem to somehow slip through the cracks or are deemed too hard or not flashy enough to dedicate time and energy. These are the most common cybersecurity best practices that startups ignore.
April 27, 2021
How do you promote good cybersecurity practices in a startup?
Most businesses are great at mandating good cybersecurity practices and habits, but they fall short in adoption and compliance. Learn one way to effectively promote good cybersecurity practices in your startup or business!
April 20, 2021
How do I determine when my startup needs cybersecurity?
The question "How do I determine when my startup needs cybersecurity?" or "When do I need to worry about cybersecurity?" or "What number of employees or what revenue level should I start working on my business's cybersecurity at?" are questions that I hear all the time.  In this episode, we talk about when you should start working on the cybersecurity of your startup or business and some tips on doing so. Check out Think Cyber Secure on Youtube:
April 13, 2021
7 Different Types of Cybercriminals
If you're like most people, the concept of a Cybercriminal is a highly-technical person hacking through your business's firewall looking to steal your most sensitive documents. Though, did you know that this is only one type of Cybercriminal? Show Notes: Get the Guide: Cybersecurity for Business Owners in the New Normal:
March 9, 2021
5 Things Cybercriminals Want From Your Business
If the cybercrime game has become a race to the bottom to find viable targets and small businesses are prime targets, then what are cybercriminals after? Even though your business may be small, that doesn't necessarily mean that it won't be a target for Cybercriminals. Here are 5 things that Cybercriminals want from your small business. Show Notes: Get the Guide: Cybersecurity for Business Owners in the New Normal:
March 2, 2021
The Cybersecurity Myth that is Holding You Back
In talking with small businesses or startups on Cybersecurity, the conversation often leads to the statement, "that's nice, but we're too small to be a target." What they don't realize is that this statement isn't necessarily true anymore.  Show Notes: Get the Guide: Cybersecurity for Business Owners in the New Normal:
February 23, 2021
5 Practical Ways To Improve Cybersecurity Without a Budget
It's often thought that good Cybersecurity is out of reach until your startup or business reaches a certain point because good Cybersecurity means a healthy budget.  While a budget is necessary, you can do lots to secure your business right from the beginning that doesn't require much of a budget at all.  Here are 5 Cybersecurity activities you can do without much of a budget. Show Notes: Get the Guide: Cybersecurity for Business Owners in the New Normal:
February 17, 2021
The Top 5 Cybersecurity Risks
When we talk to people about cybersecurity, the conversation immediately goes to the sophisticated attacks that dominate the news.  While these are indeed dangerous attacks, focusing on attacks like these takes focus away from the more common cyber attacks that a small business will likely see.  There are many other simple and straightforward cyber attacks and cyber risks that are still the weakest links for most businesses. These more straightforward risks are what make up the 5 top cybersecurity risks. Show Notes: Get the Guide: Cybersecurity for Business Owners in the New Normal: Statistic References: Ransomware: Credential Stuffing: Supply Chain: Human Error:
February 9, 2021
How To Move Your Cybersecurity Forward, Even When You Don't Feel Like It
We've seen many organizations that are focused on the ideal picture of Cybersecurity. They believe that if they cannot achieve perfect or near-perfect Cybersecurity in their business, they shouldn't do anything until conditions are right to achieve their ideal vision. However, good Cybersecurity isn't something that you can achieve overnight. That, coupled with the fact that Cybersecurity is continually changing and evolving, waiting until the time is right can be a very discouraging view. It takes consistent work from everyone in the business, adapting as things change over time. So, how can you keep moving your Cybersecurity forward when it seems like an impossible task? Show Notes: Get the Guide: Cybersecurity for Business Owners in the New Normal:
February 1, 2021
How to Succeed at securing your business, Even if You've Failed in the Past
We talk to many people who see the news headlines and want to improve their businesses' cybersecurity. However, they struggle with what to do and where to begin. They see all the tools they can buy and the threats out there and wonder how it all fits together or feel that it's too expensive. Often, this leads to choosing the "do nothing" option. Though getting started and building a plan aren't all that hard! Like anything, it just takes a little effort.  The best part? You don't have to go it alone or guess at what you need to do. There are frameworks and guidelines out there that can help.   Show Notes: Get the Guide: Cybersecurity for Business Owners in the New Normal: Check out the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Here:
January 25, 2021
The One Critical Thing Businesses Never Do
When businesses ask us to help them with their cybersecurity, we go through an initial assessment to see where they're at. There's one thing that we always ask about that's critical to their cybersecurity, and often than not, it hasn't been done. It's your business's cyber asset inventory. A cyber asset inventory is a list of your business's physical technology and software assets, data assets, and data flows, along with how critical each piece is to your business.  Inventorying is critical because, as an old saying goes, "You can't secure what you don't know you have."  Show Notes: Get the Guide: Cybersecurity for Business Owners in the New Normal:
January 18, 2021
How To Succeed At Building a Cybersecurity Culture
It's all well and good to say that you need to foster a cybersecurity culture. But how exactly do you do it? At first glance, something like a safety culture seems a lot easier. Everyone can relate and picture what the steps are to achieve that goal. Cybersecurity, on the other hand, usually evokes a shrug. The path to success isn't as straightforward. How can you build an influential cybersecurity culture in your business that everyone can get behind? Show Notes: Get the Guide: Cybersecurity for Business Owners in the New Normal:
January 11, 2021
Why Cybersecurity Is Critical In An Early Stage Startup
Startups are increasingly disrupting industries worldwide, using the Internet and technology to do it at the core of their business.  In chasing the dream of becoming the next unicorn, entrepreneurs and startups commonly ignore their businesses' cybersecurity and instead focus solely on growth. In doing this, they're not only risking their chances of becoming the next unicorn but taking the chance of losing the business entirely. Spending some time on cybersecurity and a cyber-secure culture in the early stages can pay dividends back in the not so distant future. Show Notes: Get the Guide: Cybersecurity for Business Owners in the New Normal:
January 4, 2021
5 Simple Ways to Protect Your Social Media from Cybersecurity threats
One thing that always seems to get overlooked is your business's social media profiles. Social media has become an essential part of your business's brand and maybe even how some consumers solely view and interact with you. Though, have you ever thought about how it could impact your brand and reputation if someone got ahold of your social media accounts? Unfortunately, this isn't only a theory anymore, as it has happened to some brands already. In this episode, we cover some best practices to protect your business’s social media accounts from cyber threats. Show Notes: Get the Guide: Cybersecurity for Business Owners in the New Normal:
December 28, 2020
5 Strategies To Protect Your Business in 2021
At this point, you've heard it enough. 2020 was a struggle in many ways. The best part about 2020 is that the countdown to 2021 is on. Though, if you're expecting to start planning your year in January after day one has passed, you're already behind the ball. Now is the time to start planning so that you can hit the ground running in January. If you don't, you're going to be using up valuable goal-achieving time figuring out what goals you want to achieve. At the same time, your competition will be well ahead of you. With less than 30 days left until 2021 arrives, what strategies can you add to your goals to move the needle forward on your business's cybersecurity in 2021? Show Notes: Get the Guide: Cybersecurity for Business Owners in the New Normal:
December 21, 2020
How To Not Let Your Customers Get Scammed This Holiday Season
Due to the pandemic and lockdowns, online purchasing over the holidays will be at an all-time high. Many people will be shopping online for the first time or more frequently than they have in the past. However, as with all good things, there is a downside too. Cybercriminals are noticing this surge of online shopping and are keen on taking advantage to further their goals as much as the rest of us are. In this episode we’ll give you some examples of how you can protect your business and customers from this threat and reduce the chances of becoming a victim of cybercrime over the holiday season. Show Notes: Get the Guide: Cybersecurity for Business Owners in the New Normal:
December 14, 2020
8 Tips I Wish I Knew Before Using Zoom
In the last year, virtual meeting tools have exploded in use, Zoom being one of them. However, like most software or services, Zoom doesn't come with many of its security features turned on by default. In this episode are 8 things you can do to ensure your Zoom meetings are secure. Show Notes: Get the Guide: Cybersecurity for Business Owners in the New Normal:
December 7, 2020
The impact of cybersecurity on brand and reputation
There are many ways a cyber incident could impact your business's brand and reputation without ever having a data breach. It is worth considering brand and reputation damage when you're assessing your cybersecurity, not only the damage from a data breach. Show Notes: Get the Guide: Cybersecurity for Business Owners in the New Normal:
December 1, 2020
As a business owner, you take risks everyday. Would you take a risk with your cybersecurity?
Did you know that 43% of small businesses are victims of cyber attacks and only 14% of all small businesses are protected? As a business owner you take risks everyday. Why do you take risks with your cyber security? One incident can paralyze your business, destroy your relationship with your clients, and make the sensitive and personal information your business holds public knowledge. At Think Cyber Secure, we uncover the hidden gaps that cause cyber risk, and develop an action plan that will eliminate the stress and frustration resulting from cybersecurity. Subscribe and learn more at
November 27, 2020
2019.. Have You Made a Cyber Security Resolution? Bonus Announcement!
Have you made your Cyber Security Resolution for 2019? It doesn't have to be complex or lofty. Set some actionable goals and get moving! Bonus Announcement: We've launched a new FREE email course "Jumpstart Your Cyber Security" to help you jumpstart your cyber security in 2019. Want to join us? Click the link to signup:
January 22, 2019
10 Tips for Being Back to School Cyber Secure
Back to school is almost here! You know what that means - friends, textbooks, late night study sessions and online security? Join us as we cover 10 tips to go back to school this year cyber secure.
September 3, 2018
7 Tips to Blogging Safely
Run a blog? Make sure you aren't revealing too much information about your identity or location!
August 6, 2018
Two Simple Tips to Remembering Passwords
Tired of struggling to remember your passwords? Today we cover two tips that might help. This Weeks Challenge- How do you remember all the passwords you need? If the answer to that question is by using only one password, then this weeks challenge is now that you know a few ways to keep track of multiple passwords, can you consider changing each password to being unique and using a password manager to keep track of them? If you do use unique passwords then this weeks challenge is to consider how you could keep track of them. If you're a rockstar already keeping track of them easily then consider taking them one step further and make them more complex! Links Mentioned in This Episode-
June 18, 2018
People Need Cyber Security, Too
Online cons are becoming more sophisticated and they don't discriminate. How are you going to be cyber secure today, tomorrow and in the future? This Weeks Challenge- How do you protect your computer and your information? See if you can find one area or opportunity that you think you might need to improve. Links Mentioned in This Episode-
June 11, 2018
Welcome to the Think Cyber Secure Podcast
June 10, 2018