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Top 10 Tips for Protecting Yourself and Your Data Online

Updated on January 14, 2021

Developer Advocate

Top 10 Tips for Protecting Yourself and Your Data Online

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About the Talk

When most people hear about a hacked company in the news, they usually assume that it was some type of technical failing that led to this exploit. More often than not, this assumption is wrong, since the attacker targeted the most vulnerable and often-overlooked security measure: the people.

In this Tech Talk, you’ll learn how to prevent this and protect yourself online. Because no matter how strong your security may be, humans will be the primary attacking point.

What You’ll Learn

  • Social engineering techniques and how to protect yourself from them
  • How attackers actually gain access to systems
  • How to protect yourself online, and by extension, your systems

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About the Presenter

Mason Egger is currently a Developer Advocate at DigitalOcean, specializing in cloud infrastructure, distributed systems, and Python. Prior to his work at DigitalOcean, he was an SRE (Site Reliability Engineer), helping build and maintain a highly available hybrid multi-cloud PaaS. He is an avid programmer, speaker, educator, and writer/blogger. He is a maintainer of the DigitalOcean Terraform provider and contributes to random open source projects here and there. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, camping, kayaking, and exploring new places.

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Mason is currently a Sr. Developer Advocate at DigitalOcean who specializes in cloud infrastructure, distributed systems, and Python.

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