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Written by Ken Gilmour
on October 31, 2018

Human_Firewall_-_imageSeveral years ago, at an RSA Cybersecurity Conference, then FBI Director, Robert Mueller  gave a presentation  about the  FBI combating threats and cyber crime,  where he became noted for his quote, "that there two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be. And even they are converging into one category: companies that have been hacked and will be hacked again".

John Chambers former CEO of Cisco,  takes it one step farther. When asked about responding to real-world cyber threats, he coined a more appropriate  version stating:   "There are two types of companies: those who have been hacked, and those who don't yet know they have been hacked."

The cost of cybercrime continues to explode each year.   Hackers know how  to exploit people and extract personal data that could lead to issues like identify theft or facilitate  breaking into corporate neworks to steal  important data. 

Each  of us plays a vital role in cybersecurity at our homes and our businesses.   That role is so important that people can be considered a 'human firewall'   that could prevent cyber attacks.  

So how can you play a role?

Rob May, chairman of IoD Surrey and an award-winning entrepreneur,  says that, "personal data is a precious commodity but sometimes we can share too much"

Rob thinks we need to develop our human firewall in an age where some much of our lives is online.
He is an expert at making 
complex subjects straightforward by using real life examples, humour and pragmatism. He is passionate about his work, positive about life and committed to helping people understand and grow.

Find out more about the Human Firewall in Rob's TEDx    presentation. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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