Keeping your firm’s digital data secure from hackers is absolutely crucial (and not only because of breach notification laws and ethical obligations to preserve client confidentiality).

Having your data compromised (or ransomed) will seriously disrupt your operations and throw you into a panic. The most common data breaches are the easiest to avoid, once you understand how the attacks work.

In this episode, you’ll learn how to avoid data attacks by becoming aware of the #1 psychological ploy used by hackers.

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Show notes
  • Most intrusions begin with a dangerous email
  • The email will come from someone you know and trust
  • The email will contain a link that, if clicked, will give control of the computer to the hacker
  • The psychological ploy that gets you to open the email, and click on the link, is the thing you most need to understand.
  • Using a password manager will help prevent hacks that seek access to your financial data

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