Podcast: Are We Headed For A Digital Doomsday??? Yes!!!

I am guest on the latest #podcast episode of TomorrowToday released today and hosted by Dr. JT Kostman. Check it out.

Don't think it can happen? Ask the people of Ukraine! Look at remote work due to pandemic! How bad can it get??? No electricity, limited support from government... Ask the people that live in Texas after the 100-year freeze in February 2021. It was bad, but can be much worse. From a digital perspective, the bad actors and nation-states are making more money than ever and things are getting worse out there. It is just a matter of time before a digital doomsday takes place for a city, state, territory or country. The clock is ticking!

Podcast Description: Mark brings strong evidence signifying that a Digital Doomsday is on the horizon. Drawing from his extensive professional experience, Mark is able to offer a unique perspective into the angles of possible attacks and how we can all prepare for the inevitable fallout of a large-scale #cyberattack. Whether youโ€™re a CEO or a regular citizen, potential #vulnerabilities in infrastructure related networks pose a massive #threat to both the economy and everyday life.

This episode of #TomorrowToday has been Produced by Rebecca Cohen and Jake West with Audio Engineering by Jake Frederick Olson. The TomorrowToday podcast is a nonprofit venture aimed to bring awareness to important social issues. Funding is provided in partnership with ProtectedBy.AI and CodeLock, Inc.

#cybersecurity #cyberattack #Cyberattacks #codelock #podcast #experience #infrastructure #digitaldoomsday
๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐Ÿ‘‰ One of the Most Important Security Investments You Can Make !!!

The powerful benefits of reliable threat intelligence are clear! It allows organizations to align their other #security and #technology investments with the actual #threats they may face, not those that pose little risk. This saves you and your organization time and money; ultimately making your company more secure as well! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Further validation: There is a massive reason why nearly every major security manufacturer is offering threat intelligence. Also Gartner is advising on it as well.

๐Ÿ‘‰ If you do not have any #threatintelligence capabilities, then please look at making an investment that will truly help safeguard your organization.

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๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐Ÿ‘‰ Thanks to everyone for their wonderful support and looking forward to giving the keynote on #cybersecurity at #BSides this Saturday in McAllen, Texas .

Humbly, it has been a great 1st half of the year so far as I having been blessed to be able to either keynote or speak over 20+ times at in-person events and 30+ videos/webinars all over. Many more coming up! See you in Riverside, California next week speaking at #MISAC event. It helps that nearly every business #leader and person wants to know more about cybersecurity!!!

There are lots of people to thank for their wonderful support to be able to speak about cybersecurity with so many others! Everyone needs stronger cybersecurity especially those in need or #publicsector organizations (#K12, #highered, #cities and #counties ) which serve the public and the underserved. It is an area that I focus on along with #veterans and #womensempowerment (3 daughters and from a matriarch family). ๐Ÿ™Œ

We need more people in cybersecurity as there are millions of open positions and it is my hope that more women and veterans get qualified and rise up to these often high paying positions that can be very rewarding (please reach out to me if interested). 

Special thanks to my amazing colleagues at NETSYNC and all those that support. Also to my awesome wife Laura Lynd, Daughters Hailey Thompson, Brooke, Taylor and family for tolerating all travel and time away. Thanks to my brother in law Preston Dellinger, MBA for all your assistance, while I am traveling.

Also a special thank you to the following companies that have supported these opportunities: Cisco, NETSCOUT, Intel Corporation, Oracle, Okta, Amazon Web Services (AWS) SailPoint, ESET, Radware, Proofpoint, Skybox Security and several others. Thank you!

Hope to see you at an event!

#FeelingBlessed #Security #Keynote #speaking #infosec #Netsync #cyber #people #thankyou
๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐Ÿ‘‰ Hereโ€™s the #audiogram trailer for my interview with special guest, Blair Anderson, the Director of IT for Shawnee Heights USD 450 a large school district based in Kansas.

In the interview Blair talks about @shawnee_heights security journey, his approach to #cybersecurity and and their investments in the @cisco security portfolio.

Here is the link to the full interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDnATPSnN_M

#SecurityHeroes #BeCyberSmart #Cisco #CiscoGateway
#Netsync #CiscoSecure #security #interview Cisco Secure
AI is advancing at a rapid pace!

#ArtificialIntelligence #AI #machinelearning #InterestingFacts  #
๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐Ÿ‘‰ Threat Intelligence is Critical to Effective Cybersecurity

Utilizing threat intelligence, which is now a key offering from nearly every global security manufacturer is a must have to safeguarding your organization's environment.

Understanding and taking preventive and cautious actions to prevent or be able to recover quickly if one of the threats compromises your environment is critical!

๐Ÿ‘‰ If you do not have any #threatintelligence capabilities, then please look at making an investment that will truly help safeguard your organization, it's employees, it's customer and operating environment.

I discuss with #Netsync customers about strengthening their cybersecurity posture every business day and one of the key investments we highly suggest is reliable threat intelligence, so they can align their other #security investments with the actual threats they may face. This saves them money and time and ultimately makes the organization more secure. ๐Ÿ™Œ

#Cyber #threats #SecuritySolutions #cybersecurity
๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐Ÿ‘‰  My Latest Cybersecurity Article: https://buff.ly/3KkgVYE

focuses on how an #identity platform can take an organization's security posture to new heights. The days of using multiple disparate security products as part of a best of breed strategy are going away. This best of breed strategy often fails to meet expectations or desired outcomes as getting them to work together as a cohesive strategy at scale supporting a purposeful security posture remains elusive.

If your are an organization looking to increase your security posture and accomplish this by utilizing the same or less resources (very common ask) then employing an #identityplatform then becomes a critical need. It can drive efficiency, meet #compliance and enhance #security!
 
We are talking true and measurable business value! ๐Ÿ™Œ

#cybersecurity #IdentityManagement #SailPoint #sponsored #identitycompliance #ArtificialIntelligence #Cloud #CloudSecurity #SponsoredArticle #DigitalTransformation #IdentityLifecycle #businessvalue
Thankful for being named one of the @Onalytica #Cybersecurity Experts along with such esteemed cybersecurity professionals. Congratulations to all! https://buff.ly/3haMpnA

#Security #Onalytica #Netsync
๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐Ÿ‘‰  This quote from Gandhi can be a useful analogy regarding today's #cybersecurity efforts. What you do today to prepare & prevent #cyberattacks now will reward in the #future. Strong #incidentresponse in place now is a perfect example. 

#Cyber #security #cyberthreats #breaches #ransomware #Netsync #Cybervizer
๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐Ÿ‘‰ #1 Most Common Question Asked About Security

Feel blessed to spend nearly every working day with our NETSYNC customer's #leadership that are responsible for #technology and #cybersecurity decisions and investments.

One of the most frequent questions we get is do we have recommendations on how to approach non-technology and security leadership about on-going needs and additional #investments needed to keep up with evolving #cyberthreats and improve their cybersecurity posture.

Given the #cyber environment is getting more challenging and the bad actors are getting more sophisticated these investments are critical.

So, I wanted to share his quote that represents what I often say to with them in a humble and unique approach to share with other leaders within their organization and to set appropriate expectations.

Stay safe and be prepared! ๐Ÿ™Œ

#security #leaders #cybercriminals #zerotrust #Netsync #tech #Cybervizer #cyberresilience
My article titled: "5 Powerful Benefits of #Immutable Storage?", focuses on using #immutablestorage to prevent and recovery rapidly from corrupted or compromised data, insider malicious activity & #ransomware - https://buff.ly/33r7Uxc

#Cybersecurity, #Netsync, #Insiderthreats #Dataprotection #insiderthreat
This quote is the not so subtle way #ElonMusk reminds us that just because it can be done, doesn't mean it should. There are #ethics and issues involved with letting #ArtificialIntelligence run #autonomously with no human oversight.

#AI #Cybersecurity #AIEthics
๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐Ÿ‘‰ Here are 5 ways to prepare for and prevent #cyberattacks in 2022. Additionally, taking these steps if you haven't already will increase your overall #cybersecurity posture.

If you still get hit, have strong #incidentresponse at the ready. 

#Security #Netsync #ZeroTrust #technology #cloud #infosec  #riskmanagement #Cybervizer #ransomware #cloudsecurity #datasecurity #cyber #informationsecurity
The is a large segment of the population out there concerned about #ArtificialIntelligence in general, when really is about the #ethics of #AI. It can be used for good or evil and will be. So, when, how and why it is being used and is it ethical are critical!โ €
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