Justin is founder, CEO, director, advisor, or investor to numerous companies, mostly in the technology sector. He’s an authority since he is the owner/investor of both ESET and FireID, two of the planet’s best known Internet and mobile security firms.
A key trend today that Justin mentions is the technologisation of EVERYTHING. He explains how our to-do lists, shopping lists, social networks, Internet banking and anything else we do in life are stored on our iPhones or Macbooks. This puts us in a vulnerable position when trying to ward off nasty intruders on the web. Yes, we’re talking about Hackers, viruses, worms and a bunch of other very nasty invaders who are out there to steal our information and inevitably, steal our identity.
Justin offered a few pointers on how to be safer online. Here are a few:
- Check the URL (is it www.absa.co.za or some kind of mathematical equation?)
- Man in the browser, man in the middle
- Phishing sites (emails that take advantage of hot topics or play on concerns)
For more tips check out Justin’s slide show (see below) or our video on the event.
Thanks Justin for opening our eyes a bit and reminding us to be more careful with our information. Also, big thanks to our sponsors, Corona, 24.com and especially Delheim who spoiled us with a sneak preview of the 2010 Pinotage Rose!
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