264: Sandra Estok, taking a new look at the cyber risks while working online

Sandra Estok, author of Happily Ever Cyber: Protect Yourself Against Hackers, Scammers, and Cybermonsters

Sandra Estok and Bill Ringle discuss Happily Ever Cyber! for small business leaders.

>>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your small business growth.

Top 3 Take-Aways from this Interview

  • Hackers, scammers, and Cybermonsters lurk around every corner of the cyber world, trying to get your most precious information.
  • Cyber Criminal monsters are well organized and can be very powerful.
  • When you are present, you will protect yourself from cyber attacks, you will have a better online experience, and you will enjoy the mental health benefits of mindfulness.
  • When you are not mindful of your cyber safety on your computer, your cyber world can be at risk and even endanger your family, causing undue loss of peace and stress buildup.

Tweet-Ready Insights from this Episode

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Interview Insights

Read the Show Notes from this Episode

  • Sandra shares with us who’s her inspiration is? [1:03]
  • Sandra shares her inspiration and how Mrs. Merlin inspired her. [1:05]
  • She answers what are some of the trends that you’re seeing related to cybersecurity during the pandemic lockdown as a result. [2:55]
  • Sandra tells how to detect fake news. [6:25]
  • Sandra suggests tips on how to screen information sent through ads and email. [8:24]
  • Sandra recommends how to protect yourself against cyber security and identity theft. [11:35]
  • Sandra talks about her experience about identity theft. [22:01]
  • My Quest for the Best Lightning Round begins. [27:10]

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Expert Bio

Sandra Estok is a keynote speaker, international bestselling author of the Happily Ever Cyber! series and Cybersecurity corporate trainer.

She brings over twenty years of multicultural and cross-functional experience in the US, Latin America, and Europe in the areas of cybersecurity, IT, and Data Privacy. Throughout her career, Sandra has held numerous positions in Fortune 500 companies, private and public organizations.

Sandra has developed and deployed capability, training, and awareness programs, focusing on the why, the what and the how of cyber threats, its dangers, and solutions, while making cybersecurity simple. She holds an MBA and industry certifications in IT, cybersecurity, and Data Privacy.

Contact Info for Sandra Estok

Web address:/https://sandraestok.com/

Travels from: Greater Milwaukee Area, U.S.

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