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Focus on Tech: Would you pay a Ransom? How a Dental Practice received a Ransom Request

In this episode, my guest Bryan and I discuss some spooky stats regarding the problems we can face with our own cybersecurity.

Bryan from Echelon Technologies is back to tell us stories from his client’s experiences, that will provide you with some takeaways that can start applying to your home and office today.

Tech Myths:
I am too small for criminals to go after me!
I just need an IT department.
I only need to review my tech training 1x a year.

Other topics covered are:
Malware vs. ransomware
“Ransom” hijacking could affect your practice/business and cause your business harm; even shutting you down, possibly permanently.
Smishing is the text version of Phishing
Vishing is the voice version of Phishing
SMB = Small to Medium Business = Largest victim of CyberSecurity Breaches!
Soft Targets = this is US!
Gateway Targets = Using US to get to the bigger enterprise companies.
Enterprise Organizations = Bigger Business vs. SMB
BEC = Business Email Compromise
P-I-I = Personal Identifiable Information
Phishing is a fake email to prompt you to do something, typically with an attachment with malware or hyperlink.

We discuss how we are usually at fault when it comes to breaches from the bad guys.
**Humans can be your weakest links inside of your businesses!**

Please listen until the end to learn about these techniques and must-do’s that you can implement today:

1) Start with your cybersecurity today and weekly! Not quarterly or annually!
2) Learn the “Stop Look and Think” Method
3) Practice the “SLAM Method”

We hope you’ve found our Cybersecurity Awareness resources enjoyable. Be sure to put your new knowledge into practice over the next 12 months and beyond. For more information about how to properly secure your organization, you can reach out to Echelon today:

Echelon Technologies, LLC
Bryan Wilbourn
P 480.363.4118
E [email protected]

Photo cred: IG: @femforceshoots_

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