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In a world where cyberattacks are becoming more commonplace, we all need to be vigilant about protecting our digital lives, whether at home or at work. Byte Sized Security is the podcast that provides snackable advice on cybersecurity best practices tailored for professionals on the go.

Hosted by information security expert, Marc David, each 15-20 minute episode provides actionable guidance to help listeners safeguard their devices, data, and organizations against online threats. With new episodes released every Monday, Byte Sized Security covers topics like social engineering, password management, multi-factor authentication, security awareness training, regulatory compliance, incident response, and more.

Whether you're an IT professional, small business owner, developer, or just someone interested in learning more about cybersecurity, Byte Sized Security is the quick, easy way to pick up useful tips and insights you can immediately put into practice. The clear, jargon-free advice is perfect for listening on your commute, during a lunch break, or working out.

Visit bytesizedsecurity.com to access episodes and show notes with key takeaways and links to useful resources mentioned in each episode. Don't let cybercriminals catch you off guard - get smart, fast with Byte Sized Security! Tune in to boost your cybersecurity knowledge and help secure your part of cyberspace.

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In a world where cyberattacks are becoming more commonplace, we all need to be vigilant about protecting our digital lives, whether at home or at work. Byte Sized Security is the podcast that provides snackable advice on cybersecurity best practices tailored for professionals on the go.

Hosted by information security expert, Marc David, each 15-20 minute episode provides actionable guidance to help listeners safeguard their devices, data, and organizations against online threats. With new episodes released every Monday, Byte Sized Security covers topics like social engineering, password management, multi-factor authentication, security awareness training, regulatory compliance, incident response, and more.

Whether you're an IT professional, small business owner, developer, or just someone interested in learning more about cybersecurity, Byte Sized Security is the quick, easy way to pick up useful tips and insights you can immediately put into practice. The clear, jargon-free advice is perfect for listening on your commute, during a lunch break, or working out.

Visit bytesizedsecurity.com to access episodes and show notes with key takeaways and links to useful resources mentioned in each episode. Don't let cybercriminals catch you off guard - get smart, fast with Byte Sized Security! Tune in to boost your cybersecurity knowledge and help secure your part of cyberspace.

    Ep26: Cybersecurity Influencers Need to Do Better

    Ep26: Cybersecurity Influencers Need to Do Better

    The Responsibility of Cybersecurity Influencers: A Call for Integrity
    This podcast addresses the issue of misinformation in the cybersecurity community, especially among influencers on platforms such as TikTok. The narrator emphasizes the importance of influencers conducting thorough research and providing accurate, evidence-based information rather than spreading myths or fear-mongering. They argue that cybersecurity influencers have an obligation to their audience to be reliable sources of information, citing examples such as unfounded fears about iOS updates and privacy. The podcast critiques the current state of cybersecurity discourse, where ease of content creation has led to an abundance of unverified information, comparing it unfavorably to the medical field where expertise is rigorously vetted. The narrator calls on influencers to improve their practices by doing proper research, citing sources, and understanding the real-world impact of their advice on data protection and security. Lastly, the importance of being discerning about the motives behind the information provided by influencers, including financial incentives, is highlighted as crucial for the audience's ability to trust the content they consume.
    00:00 The Call for Cybersecurity Influencers to Step Up
    00:45 The Dangers of Misinformation in Cybersecurity
    02:09 The Responsibility of Influencers: Research and Truth
    03:52 The Importance of Credibility and Trust in Cybersecurity Advice
    05:57 The Role of Influencers in Educating the Public Responsibly
    09:59 The Obligation of Cybersecurity Influencers to Provide Accurate Information
    12:46 Final Thoughts: The Impact of Responsible Influence
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    EP25: The Impact of the 23andMe Breach: Protecting Personal Information Online

    EP25: The Impact of the 23andMe Breach: Protecting Personal Information Online

    The recent breach of the 23andMe service, a DNA ancestry testing company. It highlights the impact of the breach, the potential risks of sharing personal information, and the lack of adequate security measures taken by the company. It also suggests various security practices that could have been implemented to prevent such breaches in the future. Finally, it mentions the importance of individual users taking steps to protect their own security and the recommendation to freeze credit to prevent identity theft.
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    • 16 min
    Ep24: Can Cybersecurity Experts Safely Use TikTok?

    Ep24: Can Cybersecurity Experts Safely Use TikTok?

    As a security engineer. I'm curious about your thoughts on the intersection of professional cybersecurity roles. And personal social media use. And specifically. Using platforms like TikTok, does that compromise the trustworthiness of security professionals?
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    • 17 min
    Ep23: Updated Google Cybersecurity Professional Certificate

    Ep23: Updated Google Cybersecurity Professional Certificate

    Decoding Google Cybersecurity Certificate Program
    The speaker discusses the Google Cybersecurity Certificate Program and its benefits for both experienced and new cybersecurity enthusiasts. The speaker discusses how you can get the program for free through libraries that offer Coursera, like the California state public library. No matter if you're already in the field and looking for a refresher course or entirely new to cybersecurity, the speaker finds the program commendable. They add that while it won't guarantee you a job, it does provide a structured learning path and a certificate that you can mention on your resume.
    Timeline:
    00:00 Introduction to Google Cybersecurity Certificate Program
    00:16 Who Should Consider the Program
    00:51 Benefits of the Program
    01:12 Comparing with Other Certifications
    02:32 How to Access the Program for Free
    03:11 Personal Experience with the Program
    03:26 Benefits for Existing Certification Holders
    05:31 Value of the Certificate for Job Seekers
    07:02 Final Thoughts and Recommendations
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    Google Cybersecurity Certificate - The Google Cybersecurity Certificate program on Coursera
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    Promo: Byte Sized Security YouTube Channel

    Promo: Byte Sized Security YouTube Channel

    Explore Byte-Sized Security on YouTube
    Byte-Sized Security on YouTube
    The Byte-Sized Security YouTube channel is a resource for everyone interested in cybersecurity. The channel features a mix of insights, expert talks and in-depth discussions that elaborate on the concepts of cybersecurity. Viewers can subscribe to join a community of both professional and budding cybersecurity enthusiasts, staying updated in the digital world.
    00:00 Introduction to Byte-Sized Security
    00:04 Invitation to the Byte-Sized Security Podcast
    00:10 Discover the Byte-Sized Security YouTube Channel
    00:13 What to Expect from Our YouTube Channel
    00:26 How to Access Our YouTube Channel
    00:35 Join Our Cybersecurity Community
    00:40 Stay Ahead in the Digital World
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    Ep21: How to Get Coursera Courses for Free

    Ep21: How to Get Coursera Courses for Free

    I'll explain how to access Coursera courses for free with a public library card. This is possible for people living in specific states and cities like California, New York, Tennessee, Missouri, and Chicago. I'll share personal experience of using library resources to take an 8-module Google cybersecurity professional certificate course from Coursera for free, from which I earned CPE credits towards my CISSP renewal. I'll also mention the added bonuses of a library card, including access to Udemy, free WiFi hotspots, newspapers like New York Times, and more. I encourage listeners to explore this free route to improve their cybersecurity knowledge, saying a sign of curiosity and inquisitiveness, two qualities important to succeeding in cybersecurity.
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    Coursera partners with the California State Library to launch free statewide job training program  - Coursera Blog - Check your local library's eLearning or Digital areas. Ask them if they can join if it's not listed. Coursera is free for the California State Library partner libraries including New York, Tennessee, Missouri, and the city of Chicago.
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