It is perhaps Prieur Leary’s information technology experience and knowledge that allows him to know and understand well the importance of continually keeping systems up to date and eliminating security threats wherever they’re found. He knows, the key to doing business online comes with realizing the biggest threats to any IT system tend to be internal. At the very least, internal compromises are at least as common as external threats. That is why Prieur Leary believes making sure authentication privileges and access are kept up to date are of vital importance. That’s because it’s at least as likely that a former employee will attempt to access a system following termination than a hacker will gain access and do serious damage.
That is why, when he is in cybersecurity mode, Prieur Leary does everything possible to make sure the systems he manages are as up-to-date and as safe as possible. It’s what Prieur Leary does; he provides IT services to companies in the financial services industry, including some that provide some of the most innovative and disruptive products in the industry. Cybersecurity is doubly important for Prieur because he often works as a financial advisor.
From that perspective, laxity in the information technology space could cost his financial services clients a lot of money, which would go against his mission to increase his clients’ wealth. Failing to keep information secure would go against that purpose, to be sure. To many, the issue of cybersecurity is a seemingly never-ending quest to keep up with the myriad tools and methods hackers use to defeat security and attempt to gain control of information in an IT system.