Andrea LaRosa is a dating coach who specializes in helping men through the breakup process and/or dating successfully. Author of “Get the Girl: Dating the High Value Woman” (due to release July 2022), she focuses on skills such as healthy boundaries, effective communication, and successful flirting, all-the-while being authentic and genuine. Her goal is to change the narrative on how we perceive relationships.
Ashley is a cybersecurity content creator and educator who empowers individuals, especially domestic violence survivors, to take charge of their security in today’s constantly evolving digital world. After being a victim of stalking and cyberstalking, Ashley became aware of the lack of resources for those who were not from a computer science or cybersecurity background and became especially interested in OSINT,as well asthe lack of security with popular IOT devices. She has over 50,000 followers on TikTok and has been a guest on various podcasts including Embodied and Waiting in the Car. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007, and now resides in North Carolina with her children and dog Piper. Ashley actively embraces this new chapter in her life and enjoys learning new things including gardening and eclectic decorating. You can find her on TikTok or Instagram at @merelyashley.
What We Talked About
Cyber security is a topic that has been put on hold for a long time. As the digital world grows it has created a space for cybercriminals to prey on people's information, therefore there is a need for people to equip themselves with the basic necessary skills to protect themselves online.
In this episode, my special cohost, Andrea LaRosa, and I have a conversation with Merely Ashley, a cybersecurity advocate for women who is also a digital content creator on social media, such as TikTok and Instagram, to educate people and empower women.
Ashley will be sharing with us information on how to protect our accounts by creating strong passwords, how to protect dating profiles, and the lengths that scammers and con-artists go to prey on people online. Moreover, she will be teaching us about the need to limit the information shared online and standard steps that people should take to protect themselves.
Tune in to listen as she takes us through issues concerning cybersecurity.
[02:27] The making of the first viral Tik Tok video.
[11:30] What does it mean to have a strong password?
[17:38] How to protect your dating profiles.
[21:08] Why it is a mistake to think your information should be widely available.
[25:36] How do women in high positions keep themselves safe online?
[30:23] How do you set boundaries in dating?
[33:53] Lengths that con-artists and scammers go to manipulate people
[36:39] Real standard things that people should do to protect themselves.
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