Protecting Your Business from Cybercrime with Adam Anderson

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Today I’m thrilled to have Adam Anderson on as our guest. Adam is a longtime small business owner who also happens to be one of the leading authorities on small business cybersecurity. He is a serial entrepreneur, author, and founder and chairman of Palmetto Security Group. With twenty years in cybersecurity, and thirteen as a small business owner, Adam is positioned to understand both sides of the cybersecurity equation in a way most aren’t.

Key Takeaways:

[1:41] Josh has been a victim of cyber fraud.

[2:32] Adam has been involved in starting fourteen companies.

[3:55] How did Adam become involved in cybersecurity?

[5:15] Business owners naively assume that they won’t be affected by cybercrime.

[7:50] What are the main cybersecurity threats that business owners should be on the lookout for?

[9:59] What should business owners look for in a cybersecurity insurance policy?

[16:11] The impact of a single cybercrime can be huge.

[17:42] Adam is offering a free, online self assessment for Franchise Euphoria listeners at

[19:22] Most cyber attacks happen to small businesses.

[23:11] Who is the Shadow Broker?

[24:45] To learn more, please visit

[26:05] Thanks again for listening, and please, reach out to Josh anytime through email at If you enjoyed this interview, please leave us a review on iTunes.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Palmetto Security Group

Small Business Cyber Security: Your Customers Can Trust You…Right?,
by Adam Anderson and Tom Gilkeson

“Cyber Crime Isn’t About Computers, It’s About Behavior,” Ted Talk by Adam Anderson

About the author, Josh

Josh Brown is a franchise and entrepreneurial attorney that helps buyers, owners, and expansion-minded businesses find success through franchising. When not working on his two businesses, you can find him on the golf course or spending time with his wife and three beautiful daughters.

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