EP 237 | Cyber Security with Boris Rapoport

August 31, 2021

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From data our crack team of researchers uncovered (ok, we googled it) a cyber-security ransomware attack occurs roughly every 11 seconds and your interior design firm is not safe from demands for money. In this episode, we explore the state of cyber security and review the steps we can take to protect the businesses we work so hard to grow. 

In this episode we learn:

  • to understand the scope of internet-related scams
  • a selection of cyber safety tools to employ
  • protect your computers from attack by using a business grade anti-virus solution
  • use a URL filter (it may be included with some anti-virus software)



Failing to plan, is planning to fail.



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To protect yourself, it’s a good idea to purchase:

  1. Business grade anti-virus software such as Bid Defender, Web Route Secure Anywhere, Trend Micro.
  2. A URL filter, such as Sisco Umbrella
  3. An advanced threat protection tool for email such as Mindcast or Proofpoint

About Boris Rapoport

Boris Rapoport worked for over 20 years helping architectural, design and engineering firms make their business more efficient and profitable with the use of technology. For the past four years he’s been running ArchIT, an IT services firm dedicated to helping architects realize technology as a competitive advantage for their firms. He is the other half of the “Design Under Influence” podcast crew.


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