Adam Anderson is a professed serial entrepreneur with a knack for cyber security. He's authored a book on cyber security, given a Ted Talk and offers self-assessments for your business's security health. Adam's unique position as a small business owner and security expert gives him invaluable insight into online security.
Serial Entrepreneur Finds His Niche
Adam was successful with his first business and decided to launch another 14! He created some cool companies but there were so many craters that blocking his success. Adam soon discovered through some subtle suggestions from his wife that his true talent lies in cyber security.
Adam is passionate about helping small business owners defeat the cyber criminal side of the house. He has lots of friends and colleagues from mastermind groups that have been hit with ransomware and malware.
Cyber Security for Everyone
It's important that small business owners and entrepreneurs realize how important cyber security is. It's not the most glamorous part of the business process but it's important to take the time to safeguard your company.
"70% of employees exhibit risky behavior....by clicking on something they shouldn't." - Adam Anderson
Most business owners think it's going to be expensive and difficult and they don't ignore it but they choose to focus on something else. Adam says it's hard to fault someone for wanting to focus on revenue because sales will solve a lot of problems.
Cyber security does not have to be difficult or scary as you might think. There are lots of things you can do to safeguard yourself.
Safeguarding Your Business
You're never going to be 100% safe, but you can protect yourself to the point of you don't care if you're attacked. The key is to have the ability to get back up and running in a day or so. That's the real goal.
"Cyber security isn't about computers it's about behavior." Adam Anderson
It's important to use the tools available to you to protect your business. There's Dropbox and Google Drive and what about "The Cloud"? The trick is to use the tools correctly.
To hear how to effectively use these tools and protect yourself from cyber attacks, download and listen to today's episode with Adam Anderson. Connect with him through the links below. Remember to let Adam know you heard about him on Stop Riding the Pine!
Show Links for Adam Anderson:
- Adam's website
- Adam's Book: Small Business Cyber Security, Your Customers Can Trust You, Right?
- Adam on LinkedIn
- Email Adam Anderson
- Adam's Tedx Talk
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