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Cyber Security - How Can I Protect my Data and Grow My Business with an MSP?

Protect Yourself from a Cyber Attack!

Season 1, episode 23
38 min / Published

In today’s episode join your host Veronika as she interviews Dawn Sizer, CEO and founder of 3rd element consulting. Learn how a small business can protect their business, their data and their clients from cyber-attacks. Listen as they discuss the biggest mistakes small business and individuals make and how you can mitigate your risk and your legal liability.

About Dawn Sizer


Dawn Sizer, CEO, began working in IT in the early 90s. After being discriminated against and harassed at other IT firms, Dawn, decided to create she had had enough. Dawn co-founded and is the CEO of 3rd Element Consulting, Inc. For more than two decades, Dawn has worked with clients across a wide array of industries and developed a wealth of knowledge in such areas as Application Training, Web Technology, and Network Security. 

3rd Element is a woman-owned Managed IT Service Provider. Since 2006, they have been providing rock-solid IT solutions to support and grow their clients’ businesses. With 3rd Element businesses have the tools and the help they need to make faster, smarter, and more agile business decisions.

** Connect with Dawn:**


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3ECinc

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/3rd_element_consulting/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3rd-element-consulting/


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Link to Full Video Episode: https://youtu.be/sMXClpqC5Mo

What is Ransomware?: https://youtu.be/51evlVgWcDw



  • About Dawn Sizer [01:56]
  • The Biggest Mistakes Small Business Owners Make with their IT [02:28]
  • How can I keep my data safe from hackers? [03:20]
  • What does an MSP do? [04:50]
  • Cloud Storage: When to use it and is it safe? [06:56]
  • What to look for in an MSP? [09:00]
  • What information do hackers attack [11:26]
  • Cyber Insurance, You NEED it! [13:37]
  • What IT compliances are you legally liable for? [16:18]
  • What is Ransomware? [17:53]
  • How can we prevent cyber-attacks on our business? [19:38]
  • What does an IT department do? [21:41]
  • Get the most out of an MSP [23:47]
  • An MSP to Grow Your Business [27:59]
  • Password Dos and Don'ts [29:09]
  • Facebook Quizzes are Dangerous [31:52]
  • Connect with Dawn [36:10]
  • Quote of the Day [38:37]

About Veronika & The Biz Essentials:

Are you struggling to get your business off the ground? Do you feel defeated, personally or professionally? The Biz Essentials Podcast is here to help! Host Veronika Childs has overcome some of life’s greatest challenges. From starting a business, to overcoming childhood trauma, extreme weight loss, a cancer-scare, and battling imposter syndrome. Through she struggles she hopes to inspire others to follow their dreams! On the Biz Essentials Podcast, Veronika will teach you how she was able to start living for adventure, rather than fear and self-doubt. She shares her own advice in building a business, as well as bringing on guests who are experts in their fields. The Biz Essentials Podcast is here to inspire and direct your path to a brighter future. Have a question, or want to be featured on the show? Reach out for ways to get connected today!


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