Risk Management

Cybersecurity roundtable – Expert advice for CEOs

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Every week a new cyberattack appears in the headlines, bringing yet another business to a screeching halt. As CEOs are focused on capitalizing on the post-COVID economic surge, it is critical that they do not ignore the risk of a ransomware attack and its ability to instantly bring their business to its knees. Our research shows that 51% of small and midsize businesses still lack a current cyber strategy, leaving their business – and the golden opportunity of recovery – at risk.

A panel of cybersecurity experts from the Vistage community joined me to discuss:

  • The foundations of a strong cyber strategy for the CEO
  • Cybersecurity and the hybrid workforce
  • What to do when you’ve been hacked
  • Best practices to keep your personal and professional information safe

About the presenters

Carla Stone | President/CEO of Techguard Security

Carla holds a double BA Degree in Accounting and Business Administration as well as a MBA. She provides executive programmatic guidance and contractual oversight for current and future business development for clients such as the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), US Marine Corps Cybersecurity Command (MARFORCYBER), United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Transportation (DOT) as well as a host of other government and commercial entities.

Mike Foster | CEH, CISA, CISSP, CEO of The Foster Institute Inc.

Mike Foster, widely recognized for his broad range of high-level technological expertise, is CEH, CISA, CISSP – CEO of The Foster Institute Inc. His company assists clients in saving money with IT, being in alignment with Best Practices and handling all IT Security issues. All those are areas for business survival – including IT Security.

Russell Safirstein, President/CEO of Redpoint Cybersecurity

Safirstein is President and CEO of Redpoint Cybersecurity, LLC, a subsidiary of Anchin where he is also the Partner in Charge of Anchin Digital Risk Solutions. A senior executive and a progressive thinker with over 30 years of experience, Safirstein has been successful in bringing non-traditional solutions to an ever-changing work environment. He has co-founded several organizations that specialize in AI & Machine Learning and hold several patents.


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