51Edward Prevost

“Invest in educating employees. Awareness goes a long way in a world where lying and social engineering are the keys to most doors.”

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Edward Prevost started with computing at a young age when his uncle (a professor) gave him C and BASIC textbooks. Having only school computers, he mostly theorized and scribbled on paper. Fast-forward and today Edward uses his powers to help organizations stay secure in cyberspace. He also enjoys wrestling, powerlifting, soccer, RPGs (not the grenades), comics, sci-fi, epistemology, and making people laugh.

If there is one myth that you could debunk in cybersecurity, what would it be?

I would want the world to know that Marcus J. Carey does indeed hack better while bearded and that sometimes, just sometimes, it's not actually China or Russia that did it.

What is one of the biggest bang-for-the-buck actions that an organization can take to improve its cybersecurity posture?

Invest in educating employees. Awareness goes a long way in a world where lying and social engineering are the keys to most doors. This also applies to technical awareness. Encouraging, paying for, or otherwise providing employees opportunities to become more technically astute is money and time well spent.

How is it that cybersecurity spending is increasing but breaches are still happening?

As the depth ...

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