- First, never reuse a personal email (like Yahoo) password for personally critical things like banking or corporate environments
- Second, take the risks seriously. Never believe that anyone you trust with your personal information may be compromised and act like that won’t matter
- Always keep backups of your critical data
- Always set recovery keys, have secondary accounts, print out important banking information occasionally, etc.
- Know what is going on in your accounts, credit cards, etc. and know which accounts you have open
- Finally, turn on notification and multi-factor authentication for environments that you really need protected (i.e. banking and work).
Scott Carlson, Technical Fellow
As Technical Fellow, Scott Carlson brings internal technical leadership to BeyondTrust, strategic guidance to our customers, and evangelism to the broader IT security community. He also plays a key role in developing innovative relationships between BeyondTrust and its technical alliance partners. Scott has over 20 years of experience in the banking, education and payment sectors, where his focus areas have included information security, data centers, cloud, virtualization, and systems architecture. He is also a noted thought leader, speaker and contributor to RSA Conference, OpenStack Foundation, Information Week and other industry institutions.
Prior to joining BeyondTrust, Scott served as Director of Information Security Strategy & Integration with PayPal, where he created and executed security strategy for infrastructure across all PayPal properties, including worldwide data centers, office networks, and public cloud deployments. He led several cross-departmental teams to deliver information security strategy, technical architecture, and strategic solutions across enterprise IT environments. As a member of the office of the CISO, CTO and CIO, Scott spoke on behalf of the company at global conferences. In addition, he was responsible for infrastructure budget management, vendor management, and product selection, while also serving as the cloud security strategist for private OpenStack cloud and public cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure). Prior to PayPal, Scott held similar roles with Apollo Education Group and Charles Schwab.