51 episodes

What can be the cost of being distracted in life and on the internet?

Every 2 seconds someone is a victim of identity theft and every 39 seconds a cyberattack occurs.

But, there is a greater and safer way to live, by becoming aware of what your daily habits are and learning to transform the technological world from a "distraction" to a tool to enhance your life.

In the Cyber Mindful Podcast, you'll find practical tips and strategies for maintaining a healthy balance between your online and offline life. From meditation and mindfulness techniques adapted to the digital environment, to tips for protecting your personal information and surfing the internet safely.

You'll walk hand in hand with Sandra Estok, who, as a victim of identity theft, for six years lived the effects of this crime, making travel a nightmare, as well as nearly ruining her marriage and career. But she refused to be just a victim. Now, as a cybersecurity expert, she has dedicated herself to empowering her community on how to make cybersecurity part of their lifestyle to protect themselves and what matters most to them. Sandra inspires and guides us with her BE I AM methodology: Be Intentional, Be Aware and Be Mindful.

Discover it every week on Cyber Mindful Podcast. Practices to be mindful in life and on the internet.

Cyber Mindful Sandra Estok

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

What can be the cost of being distracted in life and on the internet?

Every 2 seconds someone is a victim of identity theft and every 39 seconds a cyberattack occurs.

But, there is a greater and safer way to live, by becoming aware of what your daily habits are and learning to transform the technological world from a "distraction" to a tool to enhance your life.

In the Cyber Mindful Podcast, you'll find practical tips and strategies for maintaining a healthy balance between your online and offline life. From meditation and mindfulness techniques adapted to the digital environment, to tips for protecting your personal information and surfing the internet safely.

You'll walk hand in hand with Sandra Estok, who, as a victim of identity theft, for six years lived the effects of this crime, making travel a nightmare, as well as nearly ruining her marriage and career. But she refused to be just a victim. Now, as a cybersecurity expert, she has dedicated herself to empowering her community on how to make cybersecurity part of their lifestyle to protect themselves and what matters most to them. Sandra inspires and guides us with her BE I AM methodology: Be Intentional, Be Aware and Be Mindful.

Discover it every week on Cyber Mindful Podcast. Practices to be mindful in life and on the internet.

    Click Smarter: How Being Cyber Mindful Can Guard Against Online Threats

    Click Smarter: How Being Cyber Mindful Can Guard Against Online Threats

    In this enlightening episode of Cyber Mindful with Sandra, host Sandra Estok dives deep into the concept of cyber mindfulness and how it can dramatically enhance your online security.
    Discover simple yet powerful strategies to become more intentional and present in your digital interactions. Sandra shares personal stories and practical tips to help you identify phishing scams, protect your personal information, and cultivate digital habits that safeguard you from cyber threats.
    Whether you're updating software, checking emails, or browsing social media, learn how to take deliberate actions that ensure your cyber safety. Tune in to transform how you interact with technology and fortify your digital life against ever-evolving cyber threats. 
    Sandra Estok is the founder of Way2Protect™, author of the international bestselling and award-winning Happily Ever Cyber!™ book, and the Cyber Literacy series for children. She is a Keynote Speaker and Corporate Trainer with over 25 years of experience in Cybersecurity, IT and Data Privacy. Her mission is to empower women to take charge of their cyber safety and have Peace of Mind Online.
    Website link: Sandra Estok
    Social media handle: @Way2Protect
    To watch Sandra Estok’s TEDx talk “What an identity theft victim can teach about cybercrime” click here. Or copy this link directly into your browser: https://www.ted.com/talks/sandra_estok_what_an_identity_theft_victim_can_teach_us_about_cybercrime

    • 20 min
    Beyond the Hype: Unmasking Deepfakes and Protecting Your Reality

    Beyond the Hype: Unmasking Deepfakes and Protecting Your Reality

    In this captivating episode, we dive deep into the world of deepfakes—an emerging and often unsettling frontier of artificial intelligence. Join us as we explore how these AI-generated illusions are crafted and the profound impacts they can have on society.
    With expert insights and a detailed discussion with our AI companion, the CyberSafe chatbot, we'll uncover real-life examples, from viral videos to business scams, and reveal advanced detection techniques. Learn how to arm yourself with knowledge and strategies to distinguish fact from fabricated reality. Tune in to 'Beyond the Hype' and empower yourself to navigate the complexities of digital deception and safeguard your digital identity. 
    Sandra Estok is the founder of Way2Protect™, author of the international bestselling and award-winning Happily Ever Cyber!™ book, and the Cyber Literacy series for children. She is a Keynote Speaker and Corporate Trainer with over 25 years of experience in Cybersecurity, IT and Data Privacy. Her mission is to empower women to take charge of their cyber safety and have Peace of Mind Online.
    Website link: Sandra Estok
    Social media handle: @Way2Protect
    To watch Sandra Estok’s TEDx talk “What an identity theft victim can teach about cybercrime” click here. Or copy this link directly into your browser: https://www.ted.com/talks/sandra_estok_what_an_identity_theft_victim_can_teach_us_about_cybercrime

    • 20 min
    Becoming Cyber Mindful: Simple Steps to Protect Your Digital Life

    Becoming Cyber Mindful: Simple Steps to Protect Your Digital Life

    In this episode of Cyber Mindful with Sandra, we dive into the essentials of becoming cyber mindful. Host Sandra Estok shares practical and straightforward practices to enhance your cyber safety, helping you and your loved ones avoid becoming victims of identity theft and other cyber threats. Discover how mindfulness can transform your digital habits, making your online activities more intentional and secure. Learn to recognize and combat cyber dangers, from phishing scams to identity theft, with Sandra’s practice Be Intentional, Be Aware, and Be Mindful. 
    Tune in to gain peace of mind online and take charge of your digital life. 
    Sandra Estok is the founder of Way2Protect™, author of the international bestselling and award-winning Happily Ever Cyber!™ book, and the Cyber Literacy series for children. She is a Keynote Speaker and Corporate Trainer with over 25 years of experience in Cybersecurity, IT and Data Privacy. Her mission is to empower women to take charge of their cyber safety and have Peace of Mind Online.
    Website link: Sandra Estok
    Social media handle: @Way2Protect
    To watch Sandra Estok’s TEDx talk “What an identity theft victim can teach about cybercrime” click here. Or copy this link directly into your browser: https://www.ted.com/talks/sandra_estok_what_an_identity_theft_victim_can_teach_us_about_cybercrime

    • 20 min
    AI Assistants: How to Use Them Safely and Efficiently

    AI Assistants: How to Use Them Safely and Efficiently

     In this enlightening episode of the Cyber Mindful Podcast, we delve into the ubiquitous world of AI assistants. Discover how these powerful tools can streamline your daily tasks, from ordering pizza to managing customer service inquiries, all while ensuring your digital security. We'll explore real-life stories that highlight the pitfalls of improper use and provide you with the do's and don'ts for interacting with chatbots.
    Learn essential tips to verify chatbot security, maintain minimal necessary information sharing, and update your device protections. Whether you're tech-savvy or new to the digital world, this episode arms you with knowledge to use AI assistants effectively and safely.
    Join us to become more cyber-aware and protect yourself in the digital age. Don't forget to interact with us on social media or share your own experiences for a chance to be featured in future episodes. Tune in to transform how you engage with technology safely! 
    Sandra Estok is the founder of Way2Protect™, author of the international bestselling and award-winning Happily Ever Cyber!™ book, and the Cyber Literacy series for children. She is a Keynote Speaker and Corporate Trainer with over 25 years of experience in Cybersecurity, IT and Data Privacy. Her mission is to empower women to take charge of their cyber safety and have Peace of Mind Online.
    Website link: Sandra Estok
    Social media handle: @Way2Protect
    To watch Sandra Estok’s TEDx talk “What an identity theft victim can teach about cybercrime” click here. Or copy this link directly into your browser: https://www.ted.com/talks/sandra_estok_what_an_identity_theft_victim_can_teach_us_about_cybercrime

    • 25 min
    Decoding Digital Dollars: A Deep Dive into Cryptocurrency and NFT Scams

    Decoding Digital Dollars: A Deep Dive into Cryptocurrency and NFT Scams

     In this enlightening episode, join us as we delve into the intricate world of cryptocurrencies and NFTs with tech guru Neil Singh. Discover the complexities of digital currencies, from Bitcoin to Ethereum, and learn how to navigate the murky waters of crypto scams. Neil breaks down common pitfalls like rug pull and phishing scams, offering valuable tips to safeguard your investments.
    Whether you're a seasoned investor or a curious newcomer, this episode provides critical insights into the high-risk, high-reward nature of digital assets. Tune in to become more cyber-minded and protect yourself against the digital wild west of cryptocurrencies and NFTs. 
    Sandra Estok is the founder of Way2Protect™, author of the international bestselling and award-winning Happily Ever Cyber!™ book, and the Cyber Literacy series for children. She is a Keynote Speaker and Corporate Trainer with over 25 years of experience in Cybersecurity, IT and Data Privacy. Her mission is to empower women to take charge of their cyber safety and have Peace of Mind Online.
    Website link: Sandra Estok
    Social media handle: @Way2Protect
    To watch Sandra Estok’s TEDx talk “What an identity theft victim can teach about cybercrime” click here. Or copy this link directly into your browser: https://www.ted.com/talks/sandra_estok_what_an_identity_theft_victim_can_teach_us_about_cybercrime

    • 50 min
    From Phishing to Defense: A Deep Dive into Cybersecurity with Scott, the Threat Hunter

    From Phishing to Defense: A Deep Dive into Cybersecurity with Scott, the Threat Hunter

     Join us for an enlightening episode of Cyber Mindful where we delve into the intricate world of cybersecurity with our seasoned guest, Scott, a senior threat hunter with over 15 years of experience.
    In this deep dive, Scott shares his journey from military communications to leading the charge against digital threats, highlighting the evolution of cybersecurity tactics and the crucial role of threat hunting. Discover the insider's view on how cyber criminals operate, the psychology behind their attacks, and the innovative strategies employed to defend against them.
    Scott also sheds light on the importance of education and the power of the human element in preemptive security. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the unseen battles that shape our digital safety. Tune in and equip yourself with the knowledge to stay one step ahead in the ever-evolving cyber landscape. 
    Sandra Estok is the founder of Way2Protect™, author of the international bestselling and award-winning Happily Ever Cyber!™ book, and the Cyber Literacy series for children. She is a Keynote Speaker and Corporate Trainer with over 25 years of experience in Cybersecurity, IT and Data Privacy. Her mission is to empower women to take charge of their cyber safety and have Peace of Mind Online.
    Website link: Sandra Estok
    Social media handle: @Way2Protect
    To watch Sandra Estok’s TEDx talk “What an identity theft victim can teach about cybercrime” click here. Or copy this link directly into your browser: https://www.ted.com/talks/sandra_estok_what_an_identity_theft_victim_can_teach_us_about_cybercrime

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

llama girl! ,

Amazing show

I love Sandra. Every single episode is so valuable.

richononko ,

Listening to this podcast is a MUST!

I’ve enjoyed so much listening to Sandra’s stories and how she turned her painful experiences into a way to help others be safe online. This podcast is engaging and it’s inspiring me to take action protecting my online world. Well done!

memali108 ,

Such an important topic

Sandra is the perfect person to host this podcast, too! Having been though identity theft herself, I’m excited go learn all about how to keep myself safe online!

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