Cyber Security: Protecting Yourself and Your Business

How do you protect yourself and your microbusiness when so much of what you do and who you are is available online?

143 million American consumers had personal information exposed in a massive data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies. According to Equifax, the hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and some driver’s license numbers in the breach, which lasted from mid-May through July.

Host Mary McCarthy discusses this latest cyber security hack and what it means for you and your small business with A-Jay Orr, virtual CIO and Senior Project Manager with simpleplanIT. The Columbus, Ohio company helps small businesses use technology more efficiently, making sure systems put in place are reliable and secure. The company has a single, simple goal: Show businesses that technology can be a strategic asset to their business, rather than just a necessary expense.

What can these cyber security hacks mean for you?

“It’s not just your data. You are vulnerable. Your identity… your persona, and everything about who you are. And then compound that with everything about your business is all online.” ~ A-Jay Orr

What You Will Learn in this 16:29 Podcast:

  • A-Jay’s recommendations for protecting your identity and personal information
  • What you can do if you believe your information has been compromised
  • How your stolen personal information can affect your business

Host Mary McCarthy is the President of YMT Consultants, an entrepreneurial consulting and training firm. It focuses on one-on-one work with microbusiness owners (businesses with 20 or fewer employees, including the solopreneur), assisting them to monetize and create systems for their small businesses.

A-Jay Orr, PMP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 vCIO & Senior Project Manager                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       simpleplanIT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     175 S. 3rd St #200 Columbus, OH 43215                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (614) 484-0918

About the Host:                                                                                                                                Mary McCarthy                                                                                                                               Host, The Successful Micropreneur Podcast                                                                           President of Your Management Team, Inc.                                                                          Co-Founder of the Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc.


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