Hey there, my name is Garrett and I am a privacy consultant and OSINT investigator.
You're listening to Your Secure Life, a podcast to help individuals and small businesses remain private and secure on the internet.
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All right, welcome. I'm Garrett, your host for this podcast.
This is the introduction episode. So I'm going to keep it short and sweet.
I don't want to keep you from the good stuff.
This podcast is meant for people who are new to, or fairly amateur when it comes to cyber security and personal privacy.
It focuses on small businesses and individuals.
All of the information you'll learn here will apply to everybody whether you're a CEO or a stay-at-home mom.
It'll benefit small mom-and-pop shops as well as multinational conglomerates.
That said, this podcast is not focused on advanced topics such as how to fully secure an office or business with hundreds or thousands of employees.
If you're that big, this podcast will not be advanced enough to give your business the complete security it requires. I recommend you hire an IT team for that.
But if you're an individual looking to keep yourself safe for a small business that doesn't know what you need or where to start you're in the right place.
If you're a small business who doesn't think you need privacy and cyber security: you should know that cyber attacks against businesses increased by around four hundred percent last year (2018-2019).
Sixty percent of small businesses hit with a cyberattack go out of business within six months of the cyber attack.
Whether a small business or an individual, a cyberattack against you can cost thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of headaches.
For individuals, this usually comes in the form of identity theft, but it could be so much more.
If you think to yourself, "I'm nobody. Why would they target me?" They can and they will and there's an episode for you.
If you think "I have nothing to hide," please immediately email me your full name, date of birth, social security number, and bank login information.
Oh, hey, it looks like you do have something to hide! There's an episode for you.
In the first episode we talk about password management.
To me, this is the bare minimum you should be doing, which is why it's first.
Plus to be honest, it makes life easier. There's not even a big learning curve. You'll be up and running in a few minutes and it's going to improve your life a lot. You'll see.
We'll also cover topics such as how to choose a good password, two-factor authentication, virtual private networks or vpns, encryption, social media security and privacy, how to safely show off your life and vacations to make your friends jealous, and even touch on some subjects such as how to keep your WordPress website safe and secure from hackers.
All right. I feel like this introduction episode has taken up enough time.
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