In this edition of the Safety SB Podcast we talk to Brandon O'Larey, the Director and Editor of FRANK. As the Director of a small business – and one that relies heavily upon digital data – Brandon is in an excellent position to discuss the security challenges facing small businesses today. Brandon told a few stories about the problems he has come across, and lessons he learned along the way. Below are a few of the questions we presented to Brandon during our conversation.
What risks do you face in your daily work?
Brandon tells a story illustrating why he always asks for payment upfront, and how he has learned to protect his digital files while on the go.
What precautions do you take while traveling overseas?
Theft is more common in some of the locations Brandon visits for work, leading him to take out insurance and pack his gear accordingly.
Have you been in a situation where security measures actually made things riskier?
Brandon once worked with a company that had been the recent victim of a ransomware attack. As a result, new security measures were implemented – some that made things better, and some that made them worse.
What security measures currently keep you up at night?
When it comes to security, Brandon would like things to become easier, while still giving him the comfort of feeling secure. He believes that, like most people, he would be happy to pay more for something, as long as it is more convenient.
Brandon was very generous with his time, giving us some great insight into the challenges his business faces, along with how he deals with them. If you would like to learn more about the work that Brandon does, you can find him at frankfrankfrank.com