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Cybersecurity. Dealing with the Invisible Threat with Amir Tarighat

Ep. 104

Although almost all of us have already heard of cybersecurity, the reality is that we know little about it. Most people associate it with software or countermeasures like antiviruses, when in fact, cybersecurity is about planning, risk management, secure code writing, and a whole bunch of different things done by people, not software. 


As the world leans into the digital space to deal with every aspect of human life, it creates a fertile ground for crime. To make matters worse, targeting individuals is easier, cheaper, and more profitable for cybercriminals than attacking big corporations. To talk about all this, and to clear other hundreds of doubts, is Amir Tarighat, our today's guest. 


Amir Tarighat is the Founder and CEO of Achilleon and Host of the Achilleon Live podcast. He has a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and an Advanced Computer Security Certificate from Stanford University. 


In this episode, Amir clears all our doubts about cybersecurity and cyber danger. He demystifies many other misconceived beliefs about antiviruses, cell phone security, and virtually all types of cybercrimes. We talk about what it means when a company that holds our data has a breach and how that could affect us. Amir also spoke about the right way to dispose of our cell phones, what we should do when we change our number, and much more. 


Tune in to Episode 104 of Rejuvenaging, and have a deeper, more comprehensive look at what cybersecurity is really about and what we can do to be safe.


Some Questions I Ask:

  • Tell us what do we actually mean by the term cybersecurity? (3:38)
  • Can you tell us a bit about cell phone security? (7:47)
  • What can I do to feel relatively secure with my personal and professional data? (16:03)
  • Is there a specific type of warnings that you give to older folks who are specifically vulnerable to cyber-attacks? (22:45)


In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The origins of cybersecurity (5:09)
  • The real danger with cell phones (8:33)
  • What happens when a company that holds our information is breached (12:12)
  • What is an antivirus, how it works, and why antiviruses are not always the best choice (19:15)


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