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Financial Cybersecurity Strategies: Insights from Leslie Hall at UAT

In today’s digital age, cybersecurity is a major concern for individuals and organizations alike. Meet Leslie Hall from the University of Development Technology (UAT), whose thoughtful approach to security provides valuable insights for navigating the ever-evolving digital threat landscape.

Leslie Hall, Dedicated Professional Associate Researcher. At UAT, he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table. Leslie, who deals with financial transactions and sensitive information, recognizes the utmost importance of implementing security measures to protect personal and institutional assets.

When asked about security measures, Leslie emphasizes the importance of protecting passwords. up-to-date software and anti-virus software updates for your laptop. “Secure passwords (hopefully), up-to-date laptop updates, anti-virus software, not sharing personal information and password questions,” he elaborates. This proactive approach underscores Leslie’s commitment to maintaining a strong security posture and mitigating the risks associated with cyber threats.

In addition, Leslie recognizes the practical limitations of memory when managing multiple passwords. “Yeah, unfortunately I don’t remember everything,” he admits when asked about using the password manager. Using technology to securely store and manage passwords, Leslie simplifies the process of accessing your accounts and ensures they are protected from unauthorized access.

Faced with the threat of phone fraud, Leslie adopts a unique but effective strategy. “I put the phone near the toilet and flush,” he laughs. Although this response is humorous, it highlights Leslie’s strong stance against scam callers and her dedication to preventing potential scams.

Looking ahead, Leslie offers exciting insights into the evolution of cybersecurity. “We probably have special security chips in our hands or fingers to access our data or accounts,” he predicts. This futuristic vision alludes to the convergence of biometric authentication and advanced technology, paving the way for innovative security solutions that go beyond traditional passwords and authentication methods.

Ultimately, Leslie Hall is a beacon of diligence and caution in the field of cyber security. With its proactive security measures and forward-thinking approach, it demonstrates the importance of vigilance and preparedness to protect personal and institutional assets against digital threats. As technology evolves, Leslie’s insights remind us that new cyber challenges must be adapted and innovated to ensure a safer and more secure digital future for all.

Interview Conducted by UAT Student Alexis Sloan, Connect and Learn more LinkedIn STEM for Kiddos Instagram @stem_for_kiddos

To learn more about UAT Assistant Bursar, Leslie Hall, connect with her on LinkedIn.

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For more information on UAT:

University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona

Cybersecurity Program

UAT’s cybersecurity degrees are recognized for their excellence, with programs including undergraduate studies in Network Security, Network Engineering, and Technology Forensics, as well as a graduate program in Cyber Security. These programs are designed to propel graduates to the forefront of the industry, equipping them with the skills needed to become ethical hackers and cybersecurity professionals. The undergraduate Network Security degree emphasizes proactive techniques to protect information systems against potential exploitation, covering areas such as penetration testing and the development of exploits for identified vulnerabilities​​​​.

Business & Innovation Programs

UAT offers advanced degrees focusing on the intersection of technology and business, aiming to foster innovation and leadership skills. These include Business Technology, Technology Innovation, Technology Leadership, and Technology Studies, each designed to prepare students for leadership roles in technology-driven environments​​.

  • Business Technology (BS)
  • Technology Innovation (MS)
  • Technology Leadership (MS)
  • Technology Studies (BS)

Creation & Simulation Programs

For those interested in the creative aspects of technology, UAT offers degrees in Digital Maker and Fabrication, Human Computer Interaction, Robotics and Embedded Systems, and Virtual Reality. These programs are geared towards students looking to innovate in digital creation and simulation​​.

  • Digital Maker and Fabrication (BS)
  • Human Computer Interaction (BS)
  • Robotics and Embedded Systems (BS)
  • Virtual Reality (BS)

Alexis Sloan

Hi! My name is Alexis Sloan. I’m originally from Denver, Colorado but currently out in Tempe, Arizona attending The University of Advancing Technology getting a bachelors degree in network security and network engineering and in the future pursuing a masters in technology leadership. I have a project called STEM For Kiddos running, in GeekRho (student council) here on campus, President of Gardening Club, and anything else to keep me busy. From dying my hair to studying to crocheting at the end of the day I am happy to be here and have the opportunity to interview fellow students and bring awareness to others about cybersecurity. I hope you enjoy the insights from others within the blogs.