(DOUG JESSOPDOUG JESSOP’S UTAH SUCCESS STORIES) The word “cybersecurity” is the news a lot. But what is it? Aaron Turner from Vectra explains.

“Cybersecurity in the best definition is how do you protect yourself holistically. Just like you have good locks on your doors and you’ve locked your windows. How are you making sure that your digital life is properly secured in a way that bad things don’t happen to you at a personal level. At a company level what are doing to make sure you aren’t setting yourself up for failure when it comes to your digital properties.”

How in the world do you avoid getting hacked. What kind of advice does Turner give people?

“So on a personal level you’re going to want to say can I refresh this system. Just flattened it and uninstall everything on it and start fresh. From a company perspective, similar. You want to simplify the systems that you are using to support your business. The more complex the systems are in your company network, the greater likelihood that you’re going to have a problem. So simplicity is really the key to cybersecurity.”

What does Vectra do that helps people? According to Turner; “Vectra has taken a whole bunch of computer science and data science that allows for mere mortals to take advantage of some really sharp cybersecurity folks. So think of it as a mechanism to transfer the best security knowledge to a company in a really repeatable way. The Vectra motto is “we are trying to make the world a safer and fairer place when it comes to cybersecurity. So we are trying to make it so the least funded company has the ability to defend themselves in the new cyberworld.”

With another Utah Success Story  I’m Doug Jessop, ABC4 News.

I strongly feel that “stories have power”. Chances are that if you are going through something, that someone else probably has as well. The shared experiences we humans have can help each other. That my friend makes the point that stories “help us understand each other.”

You don’t have to agree with everyone, but in my opinion, if people would take more time getting to knowing more about others and where they are coming from, we just might find out that we have more similarities than differences. A big shout out goes to my collaborator, Ed Wilets, who does a great job as my videographer/editor for all my “Doug Jessop’s Utah Success Stories”, extended on-demand interviews with people from all walks of life called “Jessop’s Journal” and my road tour stories featuring “people, places and things you might not know about” called “Jessop’s Journeys.”

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For Doug Jessop, it all started with a cassette recorder he got for Christmas when he was 12 years old growing up in Southern California. Doug interviewed relatives, friends and anyone else that might have a good story. You can follow Doug at www.DougJessop.com, on YouTube.com/DougJessop, and @DougJessopNews on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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