Cybersecurity At Every Age
Last week, PC Matic VP of Sales, Corey Munson, sat down with Scott N. Schober. Scott’s book, Senior Cyber: Best Security Practices for Your Golden Years covers topics, “From the basics of the internet to the fight for healthcare privacy and security that is so critical to our aging population, Senior Cyber offers simple advice and expertise for all levels of internet experience.”
Scott covers both basic and advanced tech and security topics with the aim to make them accessible to everyone. One point they discussed, and one that deserves a bit of attention, is the inaccessibility in registration for the COVID-19 vaccine.
The first round is available to people 65+ who are wanting to get vaccinated. One of the problems with the rollout, is that many adults in the eligible category aren’t as tech savvy as the registration may require. The potential for scams, as Scott describes above, is high.
There’s also the potential that people who need or want the vaccine will be skipped, simply because the signup process isn’t catered to them. In a LinkedIn post, Corey describes his own experience with signing up a family member. Additionally, he calls on others to assist eligible people they may know in getting registered.
Understanding Someone Else’s Point-Of-View
Scott and Corey discussed looking at cybersecurity through the lens of someone over 65.
Based on the comments we receive here on the Tech Talk blog, a lot of you consider yourselves not to be as tech savvy as you’d like. For Scott, that doesn’t mean you aren’t knowledgeable or able. What it means is that you approach technology differently than people in another generation.
So he’s looking to bring his cybersecurity approach to you in a way that works with your particular viewpoint.
A quick internet search of “ransomware attacks” will show a multitude of stories from just the past week. Phishing and phone scams coupled with fraudulent text and email links are increasing as well. It’s important to be able to know how to spot the warning signs for these scams. Scott wants to make sure you can do that.
Moreover, the book is a guide. We’re in a constant state of searching for information that will help our understanding of the world. Senior Cyber aims to open up your understanding of topics relevant to you and your relationship with cybersecurity.
Win A Copy
Scott was generous enough to gift us with 5 copies of Senior Cyber: Best Security Practices for Your Golden Years to give away. For a chance at the random drawing that will be held on Monday, February 22nd, hop over to this quick and secure survey.
How much do you know about cybersecurity and current events surrounding it? What’s your greatest security challenge? We want to hear from you both in our secure survey above and in the comments below. It’s our responsibility to each other to practice online safety and keep each other informed. We want you to stay safe out there.