Jul 6, 2021
Kevin Johnson is the CEO and security consultant at Secure Ideas, a cybersecurity company composed of security professionals with a deep specialization in data security for small companies. In addition to providing products that improve cybersecurity, they routinely do “attacks” to test whether a business’s security is robust enough for potential hackers and data thieves. Kevin specializes in Intrusion Analysis, Security Tool Development, Penetration Testing, and Vulnerability Assessment. Apart from running Secure Ideas, Kevin is an instructor who likes to teach anything from how a company should handle a hacking incident to common techniques hackers use to infiltrate a system.
Kevin joins us to discuss what Secure Ideas is, how it was founded, and why their slogan is “Professionally Evil.” He describes the kind of data small businesses should protect and a few easy-to-apply cybersecurity tips. He explains why there is no such thing as 100% secure and what companies can do to promote a culture of cybersecurity in their organization. He discusses how hackers can use social engineering to obtain valuable information such as phone and corporate passwords. Kevin also shares why everyone should have Multi-Factor Authentication activated.
"Small businesses are afraid to look at cybersecurity because it's such a huge thing, but the reality is the things you should do are simple." - Kevin Johnson
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