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Apr 3, 2019

"Companies need to identify the third parties they work with because if they lose data, YOUR company's going to be facing the problem even though you weren't the one that lost the data'.

GBD52. Expert certified 'ethical hacker' and top-rated tech speaker Mike Foster of the Foster Institute took time off from planning conference keynotes to talk to us during a skiing break in Montana. He tells Kyle Hannan (AICPA & CIMA, UK) about the ICT journey that has taken him from the C64s of yesterday to the CTOs of tomorrow. There are some foundational and practical steps to boost organisational protection against increasingly universal vulnerabilities.



  • best practices and strategies.
  • 2-factor authentication.
  • security 'DMZ's for 3rd-party assurance.
  • GDPR and data privacy.
  • the importance of software updates and OS upgrades
  • how to toughen defences.
  • we also break down some of the commonly-used examples of top level jargon like 'bad actors', DMZs, 2FA, system-hardening, 'bloatware', CCPA and 'principle of least privilege'.



Mike Foster, founder of the Mike Foster Institute (USA) is a Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and Certified Information Systems Security Professional. He's delivered more than 1,500 presentations and training sessions around the world and has consulted at hundreds of companies in North America. Connect with him at





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