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Episode 7: The Danger of Cutting Corners

Episode 7: The Danger of Cutting Corners
Freelancer's Guide to Cybersecurity

 
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Many freelancers cut corners by using versions of software designed for the “home” user market, rather than versions for small businesses. This can be a problem when the software doesn’t have the functionality they require, especially security functionality. What can be worse is when freelancers double-down on this budget approach and load freeware onto their devices, then expect modest home anti-virus programs to fully support their cybersecurity needs.

We all know I am all about being thrifty, but there is a tipping point when your thriftiness threatens your security and your ability to do business. Today I discuss a couple of areas in which you do not want to cut corners.

[You can find the transcript for today’s episode here.]

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Resources

VirusTotal

That Ad Blocker You Installed? Malware.

Acknowledgments

Thanks to Duke City Consulting, LLC for its underwriting of this podcast!

Credits

Outro voice-over: Silvana Byram

Music: Rainbow Beat by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)