Episode 51-Brian Gill’s Thoughts on Cyber Security in a Post-Pandemic World-Building My Legacy with Lois Sonstegard

Welcome to Episode 51 of Building My Legacy.

In this podcast, Brian Gill – computer scientist, entrepreneur and angel investor – talks about what we’ve learned about cyber security as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic … and what we need to think about now as we come out of the pandemic environment. Brian is the chairman of Gillware, which provides cyber risk assessments, data recovery, incident response and digital forensic services. He reminds all of us that you need a firewall between your computing devices and the world. Virus protection isn’t enough. Yet a recent security research study showed that, with so many Americans working from home for the first time, there has been a 40 percent increase in the amount of devices open for remote access that aren’t behind any firewall.

So if you want to know:

  • Why logging in with just a user name and password isn’t enough
  • The whole story about backing up data
  • Why thoughtful user permissions – even for the CEO – make sense
  • The benefits of a cyber security insurance policy
  • Questions to ask when you’re hiring an IT security person

 

About Brian Gill

Brian Gill is a co-founder of Phoenix Nuclear Labs and served on its board until it spun off SHINE Medical Technologies. These two companies have raised more than 100 million dollars of venture capital. He currently serves as chairman of Gillware, which provides cyber risk assessments, data recovery, incident response and digital forensic services.

Brian’s career in cyber risk management began in his basement when, with a friend, he started looking at what they could do to provide security. Today he assesses the cyber security of businesses of all sizes by looking at the presence – or absence of – multi-factor authentication, the need and approach to audit back-up processes, user permissions and other factors. With the rise of cyberattacks today – especially with more people working from home – Brian believes in taking on cyber security one step at a time. As he explains, “We just need to get better. We don’t need to get perfect.”

 

About Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy.  Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy?  Is there a “best” approach?  Is there a process or steps one should follow?

Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:
 https://build2morrow.com/

 

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Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned the passion successful leaders have to leave a meaningful legacy. Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to help them build a meaningful legacy.

Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.