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Mar 20, 2024

Work isn't just around water coolers anymore; it's wherever we plant our laptops and smartphones.. But that freedom comes with cyber strings attached. We've got to rethink our digital fortresses to keep the virtual barbarians outside the gates.  On this episode, Global Cybersecurity Thought Leader Alex Sharpe visits with host Ira S Wolfe. Learn firsthand how to tackle and thrive amid cybersecurity challenges in a world where work knows no borders.

1. The Paradox of Cyber Inevitability: Say goodbye to the days when cyber fortresses were all about codes and firewalls. Now, it's all about the human touch - training people, smooth out processes, and shaping up organizations to guard against those sneaky cyber gremlins.

2. Employee Training is King: Your cyber defense is as strong as your least aware employee. Boosting cybersecurity begins with comprehensive awareness and training for staff.

3. Investing in employee cyber smarts will be your best decision ever. Like sharpening a sword to slay phishing attacks—it's your first line of defense to keep those cyber hackers at bay.

4. Strategy in a Click: Master Alex Sharpe’ss top tactical advice on antivirus software management, awareness training, and recognizing the sly maneuvers of social engineering.

5. Small Biz Beware: If you're a small biz, don't get comfy, because you're a malware magnet. One wrong click and 'BAM!' - domino disaster. Two words, people: multifactor authentication. It's the cyber seatbelt everyone needs to buckle up!

6. Tik-Tok anyone?: TikTok's a cyber-disaster accident waiting to happen, according to Sharpe. It turns out, what's popular and catchy isn't always safe. With foreign controls in the mix, it's time to think twice before you do that next dance challenge.

7. Phishing Frenzy: Thinking no one in your 100-strong workforce would click a phishing bait? Think again, because it's like a malware party invitation, and somebody's always curious enough to RSVP 'Yes'.

8. AI's going rogue in the phishing world, cranking up its crafty game. Before you know it, the whole office could get bamboozled - so keep those updates coming and your eyes peeled on those pesky links.

Alex. Sharpe is a Thinkers360 Top 5 Global Thought Leader in Cybersecurity with more than 30 years of experience in Cybersecurity, Governance, and Digital Transformation. Mr. Sharpe has run business units and has influenced national policy. He has spent much of his career helping corporations and government agencies create value while mitigating cyber risk. Consequently, he offers a pragmatic understanding of the delicate balance between business realities, cybersecurity, and operational effectiveness.

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