In addition to Prieur Leary’s extensive experience and knowledge in the area of international business relations, he also is fluent in Spanish and understands Portuguese. He learned those languages because he always wanted to be well-rounded. Overall, his career specialty is in the area of information technology (IT), especially cybersecurity. Most of those who think of IT are referring to the science surrounding the use of computers to store, retrieve, transmit and/or manipulate information and electronic data. IT can refer to computers in a business context, an educational context or even in a charitable context. Regardless of the organization or industry, there is little that is more important than keeping data secure.
There are countless ways in which an organization’s most important data can become insecure, and most of us have heard of these at one time or another. There are the stories about government employees who accidentally leave laptops full of secure information at airports and train stations. There are are those employees who simply don’t care about security protocols, so they look for ways around them for the sake of convenience. Then there are those who insist on working during their 30 minutes on the commuter train, where others can look over their shoulders at information they shouldn’t have access to.
To be clear, Prieur Leary understands well that cybersecurity is the greatest challenge faced by IT professionals, but he also understands that the potential threats involve a lot more than Black Hat hackers trying to worm their way into networks and systems. H, from the outside and the inside. Prieur Leary believes the greatest security problems are not due to the machines used, but the people using them at every level.