April 15, 2022

Innovating to save lives and more with Scott Schober

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Innovating to save lives and more with Scott Schober
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Show Notes

In this episode, Scott Schober, the president and CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems shares his experiences related to:

  • Getting into the family business years ago, in niche areas solutions in wireless and security / cyber security
  • Starting in 6th grade to learn about electronics
  • Pivoted from wireless test equipment, shifted more towards security
  • Being surrounded by electronics, computer etc in the home-based enterprise
  • Playing on the Atari as a kid and getting interested
  • How he always encourages people when they’re looking for a career to not  look for something that’s just going to make you a lot of money  or it’s flashy or this or that, or it is the trend, but find something that one would love to do because when one wakes up every morning one will  get excited because one is  challenged. 
  • How one can learn by identifying bugs in other people’s code
  • How some requests from customers triggered the idea of using cell phones to locate people that led to the development of a product Wolfhound Pro
  • How satisfying it was to know that this product helped locate a person who was buried under 2.5 meters of snow
  • How being a hardware / firmware company creating niche solutions and leveraging software has led to many innovations
  • How another of their technologies help prevent railroad accidents caused by texting while driving a train
  • How he strongly feels that using technology for good to make a difference is very important. 
  • Using firmware based solutions to thwart cybersecurity threats
  • How he gets targeted, as he educates people on handling cyberthreats
  • Why one needs to get into the mind of a cyber criminal to develop solutions to stop them
  • How they came up with a unique solution to detect mobile phones, even when they are switched off, in prison environments
  • How an innovative device to detect phone activity has been successfully applied to prevent exam fraud by students
  • His career advice for people aspiring to get into cybersecurity
  • His brilliant tip on putting out misinformation on social media about oneself.. You should not miss this

Scott Schober is the President and CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems, a 50-year-old, New Jersey-based provider of advanced, world-class wireless test and security solutions. He is the author of three best-selling security books: Hacked Again, Cybersecurity is Everybody’s Business, and Senior Cyber.  Scott is a highly sought-after author and expert for live security events, media appearances, and commentary on the topics of ransomware, wireless threats, drone surveillance and hacking, cybersecurity for consumers, and small business. He is often seen on ABC News, Bloomberg TV, Al Jazeera America, CBS This Morning News, CNN, Fox Business, and many more networks.  Scott also serves as the CSO and Chief Media Commentator for Cybersecurity Ventures and is a Senior Advisor for Cyberlitica.

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