Major Obstacles Prevent Greater Adoption of Cybersecurity Technology

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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.

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"Threats from enterprising hackers, cybercriminals and other online ne’er-do-wells have never been more ubiquitous. Yet our ability to combat those intruders remains hampered for a variety of reasons," Francis Dinha, OpenVPN CEO, said.

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(at)privatetunnel(dot)com.

About Private Tunnel
OpenVPN Technologies Inc has integrated a suite of leading-edge networking and software technologies to deliver virtual network software that provides secure, reliable, and scalable communication services, not only fulfilling the requirements of the traditional virtual private network (VPN) market, but also addressing the future demands of SDN – Software Defined Network, Remote Access to private Cloud/ networks, tunneling to UTM – Unified Threat Management Firewall Clouds/ Gateways, tunneling to DDOS Clouds/ Gateways to protect against malicious attacks. OpenVPN, our award-winning open source VPN protocol, has emerged to establish itself as a de-facto standard in the open source networking space with over 50 million downloads since inception. OpenVPN Technologies is the provider of next-generation secure and scalable communication services.

Following the successful inception of the OpenVPN Project in 2002, Francis Dinha and James Yonan co-founded OpenVPN Technologies, Inc. to secure a solid foundation for OpenVPN and further develop its commercial potential.

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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Nineveh Madsen, Private Tunnel, OpenVPN Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations
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