8 episodes

Living the 1099 life? Great! But don't let it make you an easy mark for cybercrime. Each week we discuss a real-life digital issue challenging freelancers & consultants and provide a solution you can make happen easily and with little or no impact on your business budget.

The Freelancer's Guide to Cybersecurity isn't a scary true crime podcast, but one colleague did claim the Freelancer's Guide to Cybersecurity webinar "scared the sh*t" out of her. From how to learn exactly what information about you is for sale on the dark web to how frequently your digital assistant mistakenly turns on and records you during the day, we shine a bright light on all the digital problems you didn't know you had...and how to fix them.

Freelancer's Guide to Cybersecurity Kelly Byram

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Living the 1099 life? Great! But don't let it make you an easy mark for cybercrime. Each week we discuss a real-life digital issue challenging freelancers & consultants and provide a solution you can make happen easily and with little or no impact on your business budget.

The Freelancer's Guide to Cybersecurity isn't a scary true crime podcast, but one colleague did claim the Freelancer's Guide to Cybersecurity webinar "scared the sh*t" out of her. From how to learn exactly what information about you is for sale on the dark web to how frequently your digital assistant mistakenly turns on and records you during the day, we shine a bright light on all the digital problems you didn't know you had...and how to fix them.

    Episode 7: The Danger of Cutting Corners

    Episode 7: The Danger of Cutting Corners

    Many freelancers cut corners by using versions of software designed for the “home” user market, rather than versions for small businesses. This can be a problem when the software doesn’t have the functionality they require, especially security functionality. What can be worse is when freelancers double-down on this budget approach and load freeware onto their … Continue reading "Episode 7: The Danger of Cutting Corners"

    • 8 min
    Episode 5: Protecting Your Home Office From Your Smart Home

    Episode 5: Protecting Your Home Office From Your Smart Home

    The FBI has described the surge in IoT devices as giving bad actors—the formal term for hackers—“a virtual drive-by of your digital life.” These devices are vulnerable to bad actors and open all devices in the home to hacking. If you work from home, you need to protect your home office from your smart home. … Continue reading "Episode 5: Protecting Your Home Office From Your Smart Home"

    • 5 min
    Episode 6: Are Your Consultants & Employees Broadcasting Your Company Secrets From Their Home Offices?

    Episode 6: Are Your Consultants & Employees Broadcasting Your Company Secrets From Their Home Offices?

    On today’s podcast, we address the question: Are your consultants and employees broadcasting your company secrets from their home offices? Are your contractors, consultants, and employees adequately protecting your sensitive information and intellectual property when they work from home? As we have reported before, smart home devices with speakers—for example, Siri, Alexa, Amazon Echo, Google … Continue reading "Episode 6: Are Your Consultants & Employees Broadcasting Your Company Secrets From Their Home Offices?"

    • 6 min
    Episode 4: The Freelancer’s Guide to Passwords & Encryption

    Episode 4: The Freelancer’s Guide to Passwords & Encryption

    In today’s episode, I review password and encryption options so you can select and apply the best option for securing your projects. This topic is especially relevant now. With the sudden shift to remote work back in the spring, cybercrime has spiked as bad actors have taken full advantage of these security vulnerabilities that have … Continue reading "Episode 4: The Freelancer’s Guide to Passwords & Encryption"

    • 13 min
    Episode 3: Have You Been Pwned?

    Episode 3: Have You Been Pwned?

    On today’s episode we ask, “Have you been pwned?” More likely than not, yes you have, which means information about you is available on the dark web. What’s the dark web? It’s where data—from passwords to social security numbers and credit card information—is bought and sold, fueling cybercrime. It’s the big data for what has become a big business.

    Today I’ll share why being pwned is a problem and how you can safely discover what the dark web knows about you. Then of course we finish with easy and inexpensive ways you can minimize the harm done and learn from the experience to safeguard yourself—and your business—from future cybersecurity threats.

    • 16 min
    Welcome to The Freelancer’s Guide to Cybersecurity Podcast!

    Welcome to The Freelancer’s Guide to Cybersecurity Podcast!

    The Freelancer's Guide to Cybersecurity isn't a scary true crime podcast—although one colleague did tell me the Freelancer's Guide to Cybersecurity webinar "scared the sh*t" out of her—but it is a brief weekly podcast that will teach you things like how to learn exactly what information about you is for sale on the dark web, or how frequently your digital assistant mistakenly turns on and records you during the day, stuff like that. The Freelancer’s Guide to Cybersecurity shines a bright light on all the digital problems you didn't know you had...and how to fix them.

    • 2 min

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