Caleb Barlow

Caleb Barlow is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CynergisTek, a top-ranked information security and privacy consulting firm focused on the healthcare IT industry Prior to joining CynergisTek, Caleb led the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence organization. In 2016, he built X-Force Command which is part of a $200M investment in a global incident response services, updated watch floors, the industry’s first immersive cyber range, and an incident command system for responding to major cyber incidents. In 2018, Caleb invented the Cyber Tactical Operations Center which is a first-of-its-kind training, simulation, and security operations center on wheels. Caleb has a broad background having led technical teams in product development, product management, strategy, marketing, and cloud service delivery. He has also led the integration efforts of on multiple IBM acquisitions. Caleb is a sought after speaker on the subject of security. He has appeared on TED stage, TODAY, and regularly appears on national news broadcasts. Caleb’s views have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, New York Times, and dozens of other publications. He testified before U.S. Congress and the United Nations by invitation of the President of the U.N. General Assembly. External to IBM, Caleb has been in leadership roles at two successful startups, including Syncra Systems, which is now part of Oracle, and Ascendant Technology, which was acquired by Avent. Caleb also holds multiple patents in the field of Unified Communication.

  • CMMC and the Cyber Future of America's Defense Industrial Base

    CMMC and the Cyber Future of America's Defense Industrial Base

    In this Interview, Caleb Barlow discusses CMMC and major defense contractors' future with cyber security.

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  • Four CMMC actions to take right now

    Four CMMC actions to take right now

    Caleb Barlow discusses ways to improve CMMC readiness once the DoD comes knocking.

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  • Classifying Critical Infrastructure – Caleb Barlow, CynergisTek

    Classifying Critical Infrastructure – Caleb Barlow, CynergisTek

    In this video, Caleb Barlow discusses what qualifies as critical infrastructure, and what’s getting left out.

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  • Scripps Health patients frustrated after May 1 cyber attack

    Scripps Health patients frustrated after May 1 cyber attack

    Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek discusses the need for healthcare organizations to invest even more in cybersecurity, as well as the importance of multi-factor authentication.

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  • CynergisTek’s Barlow: We Need to Think About COVID-19 Data-Related Breaches Going Forward

    CynergisTek’s Barlow: We Need to Think About COVID-19 Data-Related Breaches Going Forward

    Caleb Barlow provided commentary for this article, where he shares his perspectives about the recent breach at Atascadero State Hospital in California.

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  • Healthcare Cybersecurity Sets New Course of Action in 2021

    Healthcare Cybersecurity Sets New Course of Action in 2021

    Caleb Barlow discusses how the increase in cyberattacks compromises both patient safety and weakens trust in the healthcare sector and how they must implement a three-point action plan to change.

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  • Cybercriminals post health system employee information online

    Cybercriminals post health system employee information online

    Caleb Barlow details how a hacker group known for ransomware attacks posted sensitive employee files online following a cyberattack at a New Mexico health system.

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  • Seven Strategies From The Pandemic To Protect Healthcare From Ransomware

    Seven Strategies From The Pandemic To Protect Healthcare From Ransomware

    Caleb Barlow discusses the rise of ransomware attacks in healthcare and breaks down seven strategies that can protect healthcare organizations from ransomware.

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  • Hackers Calling Fair Game on Healthcare Institutions

    Hackers Calling Fair Game on Healthcare Institutions

    Caleb Barlow discusses the onslaught of ransomware attacks in 2020 and how healthcare institutions should up their security infrastructure to protect themselves.

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  • The 'Next Normal' For Healthcare CISOs

    The 'Next Normal' For Healthcare CISOs

    Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek discusses the new normal for CISOs after Covid-19.

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  • The Twitter takedown: How a teen rocked the cybersecurity world and why this can never happen again

    The Twitter takedown: How a teen rocked the cybersecurity world and why this can never happen again

    Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek covers offers actionable takeaways on ensuring companies keep sensitive data out of dangerous hands.

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  • Don’t Compromise: Securing Your Company’s Data Amid Remote Working and Lay-offs

    Don’t Compromise: Securing Your Company’s Data Amid Remote Working and Lay-offs

    Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek covers offers actionable takeaways on ensuring companies protect their data in the most secure and thorough ways possible amid remote working and lay-offs.

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  • Public health cyber war games: How hackers are exploiting Covid to get ahead

    Public health cyber war games: How hackers are exploiting Covid to get ahead

    Caleb Barlow explores how new attack surfaces and vulnerabilities for healthcare organizations have emerged amid the increased access to sensitive data for key functions.

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