As a Forbes Technology Council member, David Lefever answers questions about the impact of cybersecurity on businesses today.
Cybersecurity isn’t new — it’s been an important focus for organizations for decades, especially as the internet became one of the primary places we connect, learn and live our lives. As the former founder of Mako Group and now Partner at Centric Consulting, David Lefever is no stranger to the growing importance of cybersecurity.
As part of his work as a member of the Forbes Technology Council, he’s contributed to several articles and written a couple of his own that cover the topic and its impact on today’s businesses and consumers.
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Remote workers were on the rise even before 2020. In this article, Lefever discusses the importance of limiting data access and applying controls to keep your company’s data safe with remote team members.
Listening to podcasts is a great way to gain industry insights and hear from experts in your chosen or desired field. Lefever shared his favorite podcast, “Down the Security Rabbithole” and why tech professionals should give it a listen.
In the last quarter of 2018, technology executives shared their biggest challenges in the coming year. Lefever discusses the ever-changing landscape of regulations and new threats that occurred every day and provides his thoughts on how to work through them.
Businesses of all sizes struggle with cybersecurity, whether they’re a small 25-employee startup or a massive Fortune 100 organization. Lefever breaks down some of the cybersecurity fundamentals so anyone can build their program.
After Facebook’s massive data breach in 2018, Forbes Technology Council spoke with technology leaders to find out what the company’s next steps should be. Lefever’s suggestion? Increase security hiring.
In an article focused on reviewing candidates’ résumés to decide who to interview, Lefever shares what skill always catches his eye: writing proficiency.
Retention is almost always top of mind, especially for modern technology companies where the churn rate is notoriously high. Lefever’s biggest tip is based in communication: Ask your team members what they need.
After Snapchat revealed its world lenses, which allowed marketers to us 3D augmented reality (AR) in their snaps, 3D AR was the talk of the town. According to Lefever, the best thing companies could do with it was find ways to integrate it into their user experience.
Finding, evaluating and deciding on the best software for your enterprise organization can make or break your business. Lefever suggests business leaders run their potential vendors through their third-party risk management (TPRM) process before moving forward.
In 2017, it was revealed that soon, internet service providers would be allowed to sell customer data. People were, understandably, concerned. Lefever shares three tips to keep your data safe.
In a lawsuit between Uber and Google in 2017, Google alleged that Uber’s new self-driving truck company stole its proprietary designs. Intellectual property theft is becoming more and more common, so Lefever and several other Forbes Technology Council members offer their tips to avoid it.
Technology can become a catch-22 when it comes to productivity. On the one hand, everything you need to do is ingrained in it. On the other hand, it’s easy to get sucked into games or social media. Technology really can help with productivity, and, as Lefever shares, it can even be free to use.
People rarely consider their smartphone’s hardware when deciding to make a purchase, but it’s an important part of your phone’s capabilities. Lefever discusses how a smartphone’s cellular radio is the basis for its ability to wirelessly connect.
In this article from Lefever, he discusses how a single vulnerability can be the cause of a massive, reputation-shattering data breach. Companies can avoid it with one thing: vulnerability management.