Ten Cyber Myths Reviewed (Ep 269)

 August 28, 2020

By  Anton Kiorolgo

A complaint filed Thursday in the US District Court in San Francisco alleges that Joe Sullivan, who led Uber’s security team for more than two years until November 2017, “engaged in a scheme to withhold and conceal” both the hack and the amount of data that was exposed from the US Federal Trade Commission.[His attorney] added: “From the outset, Mr. Sullivan and his team collaborated closely with legal, communications and other relevant teams at Uber, in accordance with the company’s written policies. Those policies made clear that Uber’s legal department — and not Mr. Sullivan or his group — was responsible for deciding whether, and to whom, the matter should be disclosed.”

Ten Cyber Myths Reviewed

Today we are going over a list of top 10 cybersecurity myths you need to stop believing and David caught this and it was published by Kim Komando on her website:  10 cybersecurity myths you need to stop believing ASAP

The 10 myths you need to stop believing that are covered in the article are below. The details on our thoughts will require you to listen to the audio this time. The time points are listed.

  1. [16:52] You don’t have anything worth protecting or your data is not valuable
  2. [19:55] As long as you use security software, you’re fine
  3. [23:59] With all the data breaches that have occurred that included your data you have nothing left to protect
  4. [27:56] Phishing scams are easy to spot.
  5. [32:44] My “friends” on social media won’t hurt me.
  6. [35:51] Hackers are mysterious, scary figures sitting in a basement wearing a dark hoodie
  7. [37:26] I only go to mainstream websites, so I don’t need any kind of security software
  8. [40:35] I use complex passwords and I’m good to go.
  9. [43:50] I know a fake voice when I hear one
  10. [46:25] I’ll know when something bad gets on my computer or my devices

We encourage you folks who understand these things to take this list and use it as a teaching tool. Many non-technical people believe at least some of these myths and have no idea why they shouldn’t. The more we educate ourselves and those around us the better chance we have of defending ourselves from cyber attackers.

It’s amazing how many people just aren’t concerned about cyber security because they believe things like these. They just feel like it’s not that big of a deal or somebody else is doing all the work.

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