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Ethical Hacking with Brian Self

Ethical hacking may seem like an oxymoron, but having someone that you trust do a penetration test on your network may shock you. Our guest today has been helping people for 20 years to know when they’re vulnerable, and he shares his stories and insights to help you keep your information secure. Today’s guest is…

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Cyber Security for Seniors with Scott Schober

Seniors are prime targets for cybercrime because many of them have been preparing for retirement and have sizable savings. Their lack of familiarity with technology can set them up to be deceived or hacked. Scammers are going to elaborate lengths to hide their deception. It’s important to be aware of their schemes. Today’s guest is…

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Ponzi Schemes with Steve Weisman

Some believe Ponzi schemes are doomed to fail. But with a sophisticated schemer and a broad enough base of people, they might just be able to keep it going. In honor of Charles Ponzi’s birthday, we talk about the history of the Ponzi scheme and some of the amazing stories of how they’ve been exposed…

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Psychopaths and Self-Protection with Mike Mandel

Most of us would not consider ourselves to be an easy target for a predator. But we may be communicating signs that we’re unaware of. Today’s guest is Mike Mandel. Mike’s career has covered many different fields from stage performer, trainer, psychotherapist, martial arts instructor, writer, and corporate speaker. Mike is a renowned hypnotist with…

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Privacy by Design with Nishant Bhajaria

Data privacy has often been an after-thought in software and platform development. Data breaches have increased consumer awareness and laws such as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) have been enacted. Programmers and engineers need to think about what data they are collecting, how it is being stored and accessed,…

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Catfishing with David McClellan

Catfishing is when a person creates a fake identity often with corresponding social media accounts, phone numbers, photos, and addresses targeting a specific victim for abuse or fraud. These catfishers are organized, patient, and have a playbook that they follow to gain the trust of their target over the course of weeks, months, or even…

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Romance scam survivor Debby Montgomery Johnson shares her story to help others in similar situations.

How One Romance Scam Survivor Moved Past Shame and Loss to Help Others

Very few people want to share their stories of being targeted by a scam. Losing money to a scam can make us feel gullible, ashamed, and afraid. We worry that other people will think we’re at fault for falling for an obvious scam. But one romance scam survivor realized the opposite. Sharing her experience with…

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Keeping Kids Safe Online with Susan McLean

Keeping children safe online is a concern for every parent. Children can have a technical skill that is far more advanced than their cognitive development and it is not easy to know how and what boundaries to set.  Today’s guest is Susan McLean. Susan is Australia’s foremost expert in the area of cyber safety and…

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