Major Obstacles Prevent Greater Adoption of Cybersecurity Technology

Why are so many of us not doing more to prevent cyber threats? Francis Dinha, CEO of OpenVPN, outlines the most common hurdles facing those who would adopt the technology needed to protect against attacks.

Although many businesses and consumers recognize the threats posed by hackers, they often fail to act on those concerns, says Francis Dinha, CEO of OpenVPN, which powers the VPN service Private Tunnel.

“Why are so many of us ill-equipped to manage rapidly changing internet threats?” Dinha asks in his latest column for the Forbes Technology Council.

He proposes three major hurdles to adoption of better protections:
1. A transition from protecting our devices to protecting our information in the cloud.
2. Frequent muddling of terminology used in marketing messages about internet security.
3. The persistent evolution of internet-based threats.

Rather than implicitly trusting a tech provider’s messaging, Dinha says, it’s best to do your homework whether for your family or your company.

“Go to the source for verification,” Dinha advises.

Francis Dinha is available to talk about this topic and others, such as the three transformative technological trends our country will experience in the near future, the spike in cyber crimes and what people can do to protect themselves.

For scheduling, please contact nineveh@openvpn.net

About OpenVPN
OpenVPN is a private company that enables consumers and businesses to leverage mobility, access, security and privacy to simplify IT. Google, Samsung, Amazon, HP, IBM, Trane, Universities, Public Schools and over 100,000 business are protected on premise, in the cloud, and in the field with OpenVPN software. They join over 3.6 million consumers who rely on our OpenVPN powered Private Tunnel service for increased security, privacy and access over the internet. We are based in Hacienda Business Park, Pleasanton California.

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