Know Before You Go: Cyber Summer Tips

Summer is upon us and for many of us that means travel – but before you even pack your bags, you need to listen to this podcast! In my interview with Michael Kaiser (the Executive Director of the National Cyber Security Alliance), we discuss all the cyber security and privacy issues you need to consider: before you go and while you’re traveling. Going abroad this summer? There are even more things you need to consider well before you leave!

I also tell you why everyone needs to reboot their WiFi routers – by request of the FBI, no less! A Russian-made piece of malware called VPNFilter has infected half a million routers world-wise, and the remedy in most cases is simply to power-cycle or reboot your router. It’s easy to do and we should also take a few minutes to do it.

Michael Kaiser joined the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in 2008. As NCSA’s executive director, Mr. Kaiser engages diverse constituencies—business, government and other nonprofit organizations—in NCSA’s broad public education and outreach efforts to promote a safer, more secure and more trusted Internet.

Mr. Kaiser leads NCSA in several major awareness initiatives, including National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) each October, Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28) and STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the global online safety awareness and education campaign. NCSA builds efforts through public-private partnerships that address cybersecurity and privacy issues for a wide array of target audiences, including individuals, families and the education and business communities. In 2009, Mr. Kaiser was named one of SC Magazine’s information security luminaries.

Mr. Kaiser has served on several nonprofit boards. He is currently the chair and a founding board member of SPINUSA, a national nonprofit based in Massachusetts, and has served on the Board of Trustees of the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, and New Destiny Housing Corporation in New York City.

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NCSA’s Cyber Trip Advisor:
Reboot your router and set your admin password: