Securing Small Businesses: Cybersecurity Insights with David Sampson

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In this episode of the CanadianSME Small Business Podcast, we welcome David Sampson, the founder of Perdition Security and a renowned cybersecurity expert. With a CISSP certification and over eight years of experience, David specializes in safeguarding Canadian SMEs and non-profits against digital threats. His practical approach to cybersecurity has helped organizations achieve essential certifications like SOC 2, PCI-DSS, and HIPAA. As the acting CISO for Globys and CISO/CTO for S&T Holdings Inc., David’s expertise covers a wide range of industries. He strongly advocates for accessible cybersecurity practices, highlighting the need for robust defenses across businesses of all sizes.

Key Highlight Points:

  • David discusses the unique cybersecurity challenges small businesses face and the steps they need to take for effective protection, especially with limited resources.
  • Insights on the importance of technology education in defending against cyber threats and suggestions for enhancing tech literacy.
  • Exploration of the impact of non-profit initiatives in cybersecurity and their contribution to the broader community.
  • How David’s early career with a health non-profit in Toronto shaped his understanding of cybersecurity needs in smaller organizations.
  • Effective strategies small businesses should adopt to avoid being easy targets for cybercriminals.
  • The significance of this initiative in helping non-profit organizations strengthen their cybersecurity measures.
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We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to David Sampson for sharing his invaluable expertise and perspectives on cybersecurity. His guidance is crucial for small businesses and non-profits navigating the complex digital landscape. We also want to express our gratitude to our partners who make this podcast possible: RBC, our exclusive banking partner; UPS, our exclusive shipping partner; and Xero, our exclusive accounting software partner. Remember to subscribe to CanadianSME Small Business Magazine at for more inspiring stories and valuable insights into the small business world. Stay tuned for upcoming episodes where we continue to delve into the fascinating and dynamic world of small businesses.