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

August 10, 2020 Caleb Barlow

One of the lasting legacies COVID-19 will leave is a shift to a permanent remote workforce; it’s not just a change in how we work, but also a change in what adversaries are likely to target.

Healthcare organizations, for example, have increasingly become a soft target for cyber-criminals in light of other entities, such as education, travel, and retail, going on hiatus. A hospital is still in operation during this crisis, and it presents a likely target no matter if the adversarial intent is profit, notiarity, or even access to research related to the pandemic.

Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek covers offers actionable takeaways on ensuring companies protect their data in the most secure and thorough ways possible. Topics include the historically limited investment in security and IT, adding extra security measures to reflect the new threat landscape, and keeping company data as employees leave.

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About the Author

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.

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