Cybersecurity is more important for Prieur Leary than it is for a good many other information technology (IT) specialists. This is largely because, in addition to his IT work, he also serves many clients as a financial advisor. That means, if the protection he provides is insufficient, it could cost his financial services clients a lot of money and peace of mind. Since his financial services mission is to increase his clients’ wealth, such a failure would go against that.
As Prieur Leary sees things, the cybersecurity field features 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. Not that hackers are the only problem; often, the biggest weakness in many IT systems is with the people running the devices and machines, not the devices and machines themselves. Making sure systems are always up-to-date and that users are well-trained is an important aspect of cybersecurity, as Prieur Leary knows well.