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  • Aug 12, 2017

    Rubica Cyber Security and Linksys Velop Mesh Wi-Fi System | #158


    With the recent hack of HBO’s Game of Thrones, we take a deeper look into the sources of these attacks and the missteps that HBO may have taken to fall prey. Find out why personal cyber security is just as important as large-scale company security in the professional world. Rubica Founder and CEO, Roderick Jones, describes their array of services and the extra measures you can take to remain cyber-safe. Then, we talk to Linksys Sr. Global Product Manager, Kannan Vadarajan, about their Velop Whole-Home Mesh Wi-Fi system, which provides a host of features ranging from advanced parental controls to an auto-fix button to keep your network in shipshape. Find out why your security and home Wi-Fi network need updating.


    ·[00:00:00] Lax Security Measures Lead to HBO Hack
    ·[00:06:35] VPNs No Longer Optional, Get Rubica
    ·[00:12:43] Cyber Security with a Human Touch
    ·[00:20:03] Linksys Velop Mesh Wi-Fi Network
    ·[00:29:33] Parental Controls Keep Kids on Schedule
    ·[00:36:07] Auto-Fix Button, and Router Cross Talk


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    [00:00:00] Lax Security Measures Lead to HBO Hack?
    No one is safe! Even HBO’s Game of Thrones is getting hacked. No matter who you are, you have information that someone wants to steal. Whether it be bank account details, sensitive data, or even identity info, you may want to think about upping your cyber security measures. Luckily, Rubica Founder and CEO, Roderick Jones, is here to guide us in this endeavor. Also, Roderick sheds some light on how the entertainment industry’s lax security measures and culture of naivete make it the third most targeted sector after financial services and government. Learn more about these security breaches.


    [00:06:35] VPNs No Longer Optional, Get Rubica
    Is your personal security putting your company at risk? Cyber Security Expert, Roderick Jones, explains that the defenses around large networks are usually strong, but this is not always the case with employees or family members with high level access. Hackers understand this better than anyone. A good virtual private network (VPN) is absolutely necessary in today’s connected age, and Rubica has the perfect VPN for you. Find out what services Roderick suggests to stay cyber-safe, and why you should be careful when connecting to a public Wi-Fi network.


    [00:12:43] Cyber Security with a Human Touch
    Are you tired of talking to a robot when you need help understanding online security? Get access to a cyber security concierge service with Rubica, which you can call or email to get safety tips from an actual human being. Founder and CEO, Roderick Jones, fills us in on some of the features of Rubica, and busts the myth that Macs are more secure than Microsoft computers. Find out how to keep your personal network safe.

    [00:20:03] Linksys Velop Mesh Wi-Fi Network
    If you’re looking into increasing the range of your router, don’t waste time with the traditional Wi-Fi extenders. Jason tells us why the Linksys Velop Whole-Home Mesh Wi-Fi network is what you need to ensure a seamless Wi-Fi connection all throughout your house. Linksys Sr. Global Product Manager, Kannan Vadarajan, explains how the Velop system acts like a freeway for your devices to connect to the internet, rather than a busy intersection with a traffic light. That coupled with the amazing features of their app, like device prioritization and advanced parental control, make Linksys’ Velop system the Wi-Fi upgrade you need.


    [00:29:33] Parental Controls Keep Kids on Schedule
    Are your kids skipping out on dinner, slacking in their studies, or staying up late while using their favorite device? It’s time to shut them down! Linksys Sr. Global Product Manager, Kannan Vadarajan, details how their parental controls keep your children safe, and on a schedule. Decide who gets to use the internet, and when, with the Linksys App. Listen in to find out more.


    [00:36:07] Auto-Fix Button, and Router Cross Talk
    “Have you tried turning it off and turning it back on again?” We’ve all had technical support tell us to try this. With the Velop system, you no longer need to do this. Just hit the auto-fix button and it solves non-ISP related issues for you. Linksys Sr. Global Product Manager, Kannan Vadarajan, explains how the auto-fix button works, and gives us an analogy for how cross talk confuses our routers. Clear the air, and find out why you need Velop in your home today.



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    Program Hosts: Mike Etchart and Jason Masters
    Producer: Jason Masters
    Production Assistant: Joanne Bolden
    Audio Engineer: Jason Masters
    Copy Editor: Cody Castleberry
    Special Guest: Roderick Jones
    Special Guest: Kannan Vadarajan

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