Security Confidential S14 E3 Scott Augenbaum

This week on Dark Rhiino Security’s Security Confidential podcast, Host Manoj Tandon talks to Scott Augenbaum. Scott is a Retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent, Author, Keynote Speaker, and Cybercrime Prevention Trainer. Scott spent most of his 30-year career handling Cybercrime investigations. In January 2019, he released a book called “The Secret to Cybersecurity, A Simple Plan to Protect Your Family and Business from Cybercriminals”. He says “It gave me an opportunity to share my thoughts about Cybercrime prevention with the world and also led to accomplish a major personal goal”. He has been featured on popular News broadcasting programs including Dr. Phil’s Talk Show. 

Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

00:40 Our Guest

4:57 Did you always want to be an FBI Agent

07:47 “Advanced” computer skills in 1997

13:03 Technology will solve all of our problems

17:41 How long until the FBI is involved? 

17:54 The FOUR truths about Cybersecurity

31:24 Magic Software solves our problems

38:45 The biggest takeaways from Scott

46:17 Connecting with Scott

Dark Rhiino Security’s Security Confidential is a weekly Cybersecurity podcast where Host, Manoj Tandon, talks to Infosec and Cybersecurity professionals about the current issues going on in our industry. Guests are able to share their stories about how they began their journey into cybersecurity and connect with our audience. Listeners are able to tune in through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Youtube, LinkedIn, and more.

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Check out the other episodes in Season 14:

Ep. 1 Adam Levin – Lie like a Superhero

Ep. 2 Christian Espinosa – The Correlation of Extreme Sports and Cyber Security

Ep. 3 Scott Augenbaum – The Four Truths About Cybersecurity

About Scott Augenbaum

Scott Augenbaum on Dark Rhiino Security's Security Confidential Podcast

I am dedicated to helping individuals and businesses succeed by providing them with the knowledge and tools they need to protect themselves from CyberCrime. With my decades of experience as a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent and my expertise in CyberCrime prevention, I have a unique understanding of the ever-evolving threat landscape.

I have made it my life’s work to share this knowledge with others and to empower individuals and businesses to take control of their CyberSecurity. Whether through my book “The Secret to Cybersecurity: A Simple Plan to Protect Your Family and Business from Cybercriminals,” my speaking engagements, or my consulting and training services, I am committed to helping others succeed in the face of the growing threat of CyberCrime..

I am lucky that my life’s journey allows me to do what I love to do and what the world needs, which is offering information and guidance about preventing their becoming a CyberCrime victim. I am passionate about educating and assisting individuals and organizations in the fight against CyberCrime and I am dedicated to making a real difference in the world.

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