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Avoids Getting Got

A Swiss cheese analogy helps keep a cyber pro from falling prey to a payroll scam.

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No one is immune from being scammed. Just ask Tarah Wheeler, founder and CEO of Red Queen Dynamics, a company that specializes in keeping people scam-free. While onboarding a new hire, a process she put in place stopped a scammer despite a serious cyber misstep. 

Check out the episode for an object lesson in how even the cyber-savviest among us can still fall prey to internet-based skullduggery, and what you can do to stay safe no matter how distracting your worklife may be.

This week’s Tin Foil Swan explores why hostile nation-states invest in misinformation and disinformation. (Spoiler alert: Because it works.)

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About the Hosts

Adam Levin is the former Director of Consumer Affairs for the State of New Jersey, serial entrepreneur and author of Swiped, which he wrote with his sidekick, writer and cyber mensch, Beau Friedlander. With expert commentary from Travis “Here’s What Actually Happened” Taylor, the show gets everything sorted out—or not—but either way you’re going to have a great time. Something weird happen to you? We’ve got your back.


What the Hack with Adam Levin is a production of Loud Tree Media and is executive produced by Adam Levin and Beau Friedlander and produced by Andrew Steven and Travis Taylor.

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