April 15, 2020.

In this episode, Mike welcomes Brad Deflin, the founder and CEO of Total Digital Security, a cybersecurity firm that provides private clients and families with enterprise-grade solutions for their personal technology and information.

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 "AFP interviews Brad Deflin on BEC fraud and digital security."

April 13th, 2020

“The challenge is to accomplish this for decentralized working environments with holistic, integrated systems that are seamless for the worker and simple to administrate for the company,” Deflin added.

Read more: https://www.afponline.org/ideas-inspiration/topics/articles/Details/bec-scams-poised-to-surge-in-coronavirus-crisis/

 "On Home and Home Office Cybersecurity."

"Brad Deflin is a great friend of all of us here at Banyan Hill Publishing. He’s a regular presenter at our annual Total Wealth Symposium, where he talks about the risks of our digital world, and solutions to them. He reached out to me, offering to share some ideas about how to protect yourself if you’re working, studying and playing at home during the pandemic. Here’s what he shared…" — Ted Baumann 

Read more here: https://banyanhill.com/special-update-managing-risks-working-from-home/

Palm Beach, FL, December 27th, 2019 - The Palm Beach Post

Brad Deflin, founder and CEO of Total Digital Security in West Palm Beach, agreed.

“Where I think some fail to really stay up to speed in what’s going on is up to the human side,” he said.

Deflin added that the fact that it was the receptionist who stopped Zhang, rather than a security officer, isn’t necessarily a negative thing, as it indicates she was “well-hired, trained and alert to actually realize that something was wrong.”

He likened it to a recent incident in Riviera Beach. There a ransomware attack was initiated when someone in the police department opened a phishing email, which then locked up the city’s online operations with encryption and led to a ransom payment of $600,000.

Photo of armed police and Palm Beach Sheriff's car at entrance to Mar-a-Lago.

Read more at https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/20191226/experts-human-vigilance-as-important-as-security-tech-at-trumprsquos-mar-a-lago



YPO Welcomes Cybersecurity Expert Brad Deflin as Keynote Speaker for the Gold Chapter 

WEST PALM BEACH, FL, USA, December 5, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Brad Deflin, Founder and CEO of Total Digital Security, will make a keynote presentation to the YPO Wisconsin Gold Chapter in Milwaukee. Deflin is an experienced speaker on the topic of cybersecurity for private clients, wealthy families, and VIPs. His presentations are renowned for using knowledge and insights derived from his vast experience in the field of cybercrime and online fraud.

Titled "Cybersecurity for Life," Mr. Deflin will share the latest cyber threats from 2019, and the trends his firm sees for 2020 and beyond. The program emphasizes personal vulnerability to cyber risk and self-empowerment for protection. Audience members will leave with an individual action plan and a sense of urgency.

Read more - https://www.einpresswire.com/article/503708926/ypo-welcomes-cybersecurity-expert-brad-deflin-as-keynote-speaker-for-the-gold-chapter-in-milwaukee-wi

"Cybersecurity for Private Clients Expert Brad Deflin to Present at 2019 Total Wealth Symposium"

Private investors and affluent families are top targets for cybercriminals and online scams. Brad Deflin presents on what is happening and how to protect. Total Digital Security announced today that its founder and CEO, Cybersecurity expert Brad Deflin will speak at the Total Wealth Symposium on September 13th …

Brad Deflin speaking TWS 2018 Las Vegas

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"Cybersecurity for the Private Client"  

WEST PALM BEACH, FL, 33401, September 9, 2019

Cyber risk continues to migrate from exclusively large enterprise environments to individual users and their personal technology and internet-connected devices. Additionally, the threat landscape is changing from primarily targeted attacks to mass-opportunistic campaigns that exploit unaware users and under-protected devices and networks.

In this podcast, RANE CMO Greg Radner interviews CEO and Founder Brad Deflin at Total Digital Security, where his firm specializes in providing enterprise-grade cybersecurity solutions to protect individuals and their personal technology from cybercrime.

RANE podcast Brad Deflin Cybersecurity for the Private Client

Total Digital Security offers enterprise-grade cybersecurity solutions to individuals, families, homes, home offices, professional practices, and trusted client advisors. Solutions are remotely monitored and managed for real-time protection using multiple intelligence databases, automatic updates, and machine learning for optimal performance. Recent enhancements include artificial intelligence to address zero-day threats, and real-time updates that occur within 60-seconds of new threat discovery.



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"It's difficult because our kids are really good users of these devices," said Brad Deflin. He's the CEO of Total Digital Security in West Palm Beach. "They need to know they're being used at the same time." March 1, 2019.

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"Cybersecurity Expert Brad Deflin to Present to Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce"

PBChamber Logo-ColorWEST PALM BEACH , FL, UNITED STATES, January 2, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Total Digital Security, a provider of digital security technologies for individuals and businesses, today announced that its founder, Brad Deflin, will be presenting to the Trustees of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce on January 9, 2019 at the Palm Beach Yacht Club. Responding to the exponential increase in data breaches, and high-profile cyber attacks endangering the worldwide economy, the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce has invited Mr. Deflin to address the topic of cybersecurity for individuals, families, and businesses. Read more.

"Total Digital Security's mission is to make industrial-grade cybersecurity technology accessible, affordable, and easy to use for everyone.”

— Brad Deflin, Founder 

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"Filter Bubbles and the Data-Industrial Complex"

Baumann Letter Deflin Filter Bubbles Jan 2019"Brad Deflin is CEO of Total Digital Security, a company that provides industrial-strength data security and privacy solutions to individuals and small businesses. One of the things I like most about Brad is that his entrepreneurial activities are guided by a clear understanding of the need to address threats many of us don't see until they are pointed out. In this article, he adds another reason to like his work: the same things that can protect our privacy can also help protect our rapidly degenerating democracy." 

By Ted Bauman in the January 2019 edition of the Bauman Letter, published by Banyan Hill.

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"Cybersecurity Education for Families"

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Total Digital Security announced today that its founder, cybersecurity expert Brad Deflin, will be the featured speaker at an event on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 in Boca Raton, Florida, sponsored by Bank of America - Merrill Lynch.

Focusing on cybersecurity for families, Mr. Deflin will discuss best practices in the digital age, providing participants the information they need to confidently make informed risk decisions regarding their family's bank of america ML logouse of technology, such as the risks and threats involved in information sharing, key steps for individual risk management, and how to build and use cyber defenses in the private sector.

Read more about this cybersecurity event, here

"Brad Deflin Presents at Citi Private Bank Events for Family Offices"

PALM BEACH, FL, UNITED STATES, October 1, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Total Digital Security announced today that its founder, cybersecurity expert Brad Deflin, has been invited to speak at upcoming events on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri, and Thursday, October 4, 2018 in citi_private_ bank_logoMilwaukee, Wisconsin. Hosted by Edward Marshall, Director of Global Family Office for Citi Private Bank, the education events will discuss best practices for family offices, providing participants the information they need to confidently make informed risk decisions for their organizations, specifically addressing the challenges of protecting family businesses in the digital age. 

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"Cyber Crime - the Single Biggest Threat to Your Wealth." 

Bauman Letter June 2018 Brad Deflin guest contributor

The cybersecurity business provides a front-row seat for what’s happening in the world of hacking and cybercrime. At Total DigitalSecurity the operating arena isn’t about servers, LAN cables and databases. It’s about people and the technology they use every day; Windows, Macs, Android, Apple iPhones and iPads.

Our operating experience is where the rubber hits the road in cyber threats today. As a result, we have a distinct finger on the pulse of what hackers are doing and where the action is heading.

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"Total Digital Security Nominated for "Best Provider of Cyber Security Services"  

Family Wealth Awards for cybersecurity 2018 Total Digital Security.Total Digital Security's distinct approach to cyber security for affluent individuals and families is gaining approval by the family office industry it serves. The company, one of the USA’s foremost innovators in cyber security services, has been shortlisted for the Family Wealth Report Awards for “Best Cyber Security Provider for the Family Office.”

Showcasing ‘best of breed’ providers in the global private banking, wealth management and trusted advisor communities, the awards were designed to recognize companies, teams, and individuals which the prestigious panel of judges deemed to have ‘demonstrated innovation and excellence during 2017.

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"Cyber Security for Survival and Success in the Digital Age" 

Brad Deflin speaking at podium on cybersecurity at Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Breakers Hotel in Palm BeachBrad Deflin, Founder, and President of Total Digital Security will present to members, and guests of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, February, 13th, 2018 at The Breakers Hotel.

Deflin's presentation "Cyber Security for Survival and Success in the New Digital Age" will address cyber risk in all aspects of life, personally and professionally, and how leaders can drive adaptation across their respective groups and organizations. The Rosarian Academy is sponsoring the Chamber's breakfast and presentation.   

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"The Equifax Breach Is a Wake-Up Call for Corporates"

AFP vid Brad CySEc employeeAccording to cybersecurity expert Brad Deflin, founder of Total Digital Security and a past speaker at AFP conferences and forums, letting the Equifax incident slide is particularly egregious. “Equifax took every opportunity to turn every one of these issues into profit-making and information gathering,” he said. “They even provided bad URLs for help websites that were also further exposed. And so to see the government relent and not use Equifax as an example to try to drive change is incredibly disappointing.”  

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afp-logoBy Andrew Deichler, with quotes by Brad Deflin. Published: 2/8/2018 

Baumann Letter Feb 2018 FNS

"An IT Security Department in Your Basement?"

If you are an investor, member of an affluent family, a trusted business person, or perhaps all three, you may have wondered to yourself: "is cyber risk getting so bad these days I need my own IT security department just to keep us safe?" 

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From the Bauman Letter, Feb 2018.

"Realtors® and Cyber Risk - 9 Ways to Keep Data Secure."

On Realtors® and cyber risk - “A real estate agency is a perfect example of an environment that is susceptible to hackers … especially the high-end residential sales firms,” says Brad Deflin, founder of Total Digital Security in Palm Beach, Fla.Realtor icon - cybersecurity for Realtors.

These products and practices will keep both your agents and your brokerage from falling victim to hackers and cyber attacks.

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 "Startups & Data Breaches: How a Startup Can Protect from a Data Breach." 

"Today, you don't need large upfront costs and IT expenses to protect your data and digital assets. Effective cyber-security is a service, not a product, and can now be managed and administrated by software and the internet. Powerful, cloud-enabled "managed security as a service" solutions are available for a very low monthly cost, usually less than $100. 

The services are effective enough to achieve compliance with even the most rigorous of digital security requirements, such as PCI and HIPAA."  

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"From Bits to Bullion: The Alchemy of Cyber Crime."

Bauman_Letter_cover page for Brad_Cyber_AlchemyMOBILE computing, cloud storage and Big Data software have changed the way we interact with information. Less than 10 years into this trend, data continues to grow exponentially, with an estimated doubling rate of every 72 hours by 2020. Due to its rising intrinsic value, information has become a sort of currency. How does this happen? How is raw data transformed into a store of wealth? Here, I address these questions to better understand the phenomenon that defines the framework for future economic activities

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