CYBER, SAFETY, & SOCIAL MEDIA!
Check out this interview with the CEO of Conceal, Gordon Lawson.
What types of companies do you serve (mostly large companies or do you serve small firms too)? We sell to the SMB (small-medium business) as well as Fortune 500 and government/federal agencies.
Are you hiring new talent? If so, what types of positions do you have available? From where do you pull your talent? We currently have open positions in our Engineering and Sales department and we also have a robust year round internship program for college students.
What kind of education or certificates are needed for a career in Cyber Security? For an engineering role, military cyber experience or a computer science degree is definitely a plus but if you don’t have either and have done a lot of hands on cyber work, we would love to chat. For sales roles, no experience is generally necessary but a desire to learn the technology and prospect is important.
Talk about social media. Is it safe? What products, apps, procedures do you offer to keep someone safe while using social media? There are always risks with social media and we encourage all of our clients to be judicious. Turning off location data is one tactic that we recommend. It’s also never wise to click on a URL link that you don’t recognize or interact with a text requesting personal information. Most ransomware initiates through these vectors and people must be vigilant to just how aggressive threat actors can be.
What advice can you give us as a small company to keep our network safe? It’s important to have a dedicated IT expert or managed service provider who can guide your company on best practices. Device should always be patched with the latest updates and employees should receive continuous training on the latest malware tactics to keep themselves safe.