Brian Gill is a computer scientist, entrepreneur, and angel investor. Also Chairman of Gillware and a co-founder of Phoenix Nuclear Labs, Brian served on PNL’s board from inception to when it decided to spin off SHINE Medical Technologies. Today he joins the show to discuss what we all need to be aware of when it comes to protecting our data from cybercriminals.

Listen in as Brian explains what happens if someone attacks your data, as well as why we’re all susceptible to this and how the COVID-19 pandemic is creating an opening for cybercriminals. You will learn how improve your IT security and protect yourself from a data breach without breaking the bank.

In this episode, we cover topics such as:

  • How to protect yourself from a data breach.
  • What a ransomware event is.
  • Why it is so hard for the government to catch cybercriminals.
  • How Brian’s parents played a role in him becoming a computer scientist.
  • What you should buy today to protect yourself.

Please enjoy today’s episode — and visit the resources below to find everything mentioned in the show!

What you will hear:

[06:00] Why this COVID-19 pandemic is creating an opening for cybercriminals.

[07:48] What social engineering is.  

[10:30] The types of businesses that will experience these cyber attacks.

[12:53] Steps to take as a small business owner to protect yourself.   

[20:36] When you should start considering hiring an IT professional.

[27:53] Why governments are not having more success with catching cybercriminals.

[32:18] How Brian got into the computer science field.

[46:02] How to find Brian Gill.

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