Andrew Lassise & Rush Tech: Cyber Security In The Accounting Industry

October 21st, 2020

About Andrew Lassise:

Andrew Lassise (pronounced La-Cease) is a serial entrepreneur and has helped build and scale several 6, 7, and 8 figure IT businesses. He is the chief dorkestrator of Rush Tech Support, an IT company that specializes in IT and cyber security for accountants. In 2020 Rush Tech Support has been listed as an Accounting Today Top 100 VARS, The Manifest's Top 100 Cyber Security Companies, and has technicians that all hold certifications with the AICPA in cyber security.

When he's not saving the world from hackers & malware, he enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with his wife, Emma, and two sons, Jack & Colby.

About Rush Tech Support:

Rush Tech Support is an IT company specializing in cyber security for the accounting industry. They have a team of technicians that all hold cyber security certifications from the AICPA and are uniquely trained in how to best protect accounting firms, whether it is 100 employees or 1, they have mastered the industry and can deliver exceptional service time after time. They have over 500 five-star reviews online and have been featured as one of the best IT companies from organizations like Accounting Today, Clutch, and the Manifest. The company continues to grow every day as they serve clients world wide.

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What Best in-Class Cyber Security Looks Like Today

October 1st, 2020

About Digital Defense, Inc.:

Based in San Antonio, Texas and serving clients across numerous industries, Digital Defense’s innovative and leading-edge technology helps organizations safeguard sensitive data and ease the burdens associated with information security. Frontline.Cloud, the original Security SaaS platform, delivers unparalleled accuracy and efficiencies through multiple systems including Frontline Vulnerability Manager (Frontline VM™), Frontline Web Application Scanning (Frontline WAS™), Frontline Active Threat Sweep (Frontline ATS™) and Frontline Pen Test™, while SecurED®, the company’s security awareness training, promotes employees’ security-minded behavior.

About Bob Layton:

As chief revenue officer for Digital Defense, Bob is responsible for leading the company’s marketing, sales and business development efforts to support the company’s next phase of growth and its expanding go-to-market plans. Prior to Digital Defense, Layton was SVP with Centre Technologies, where he focused on delivering flexible hybrid cloud managed services and SaaS business transformation. Prior to that, he was at Alert Logic where his accomplishments included a global re-launch of the partner program resulting in year-over-year (YoY) bookings growth and platform consumption on AWS and Azure platforms by more than 2X.

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Multi-Dimensional Cybersecurity

September 15th, 2020

About Stealth-ISS Group® Inc.:

We act as your extended IT, cybersecurity, risk and compliance team and provides strategic guidance, engineering and audit services, along with technical remediation and security operations. We pride ourselves on the quality and professionalism of our workforce, collaborative relationships with our clients, and our ability to bring you innovative, customized but affordable vendor-agnostic solutions based on your immediate needs while aligning with your business strategy and operations.  Learn more: https://www.stealth-iss.com

About Dasha Deckwerth, President & Founder:

As the president and founder of Stealth-ISS Group® Inc., Dasha Deckwerth is an expert in cybersecurity operations and delivery, as well as a U.S. Veteran.  With over 25 years of experience as a technology professional, Deckwerth has led key cybersecurity initiatives within the government and civilian sectors where she has provided IT Security and Cyber Warfare services to NATO, various US, EU and Asian government agencies as well as multiple global commercial clients. 

About Robert Davies, CEO:

As the CEO of Stealth-ISS Group® Inc., Robert Davies is instrumental in leading and growing this innovative cybersecurity company. With over 25 years of experience in business strategy, technology and IT security, predominantly in global financial services, Davies has delivered success as proven when the company landed in the Inc. 500 list (2018 and 2019), and the VET100 list (2019 and 2020). His qualifications include an MBA, PRINCE2, and ITIL, and in 2019 he won two “CEO of the Year” awards in the US. 

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Cybersecurity Performance Management

September 4th, 2020

About TDI:

Tetrad Digital Integrity (TDI) has developed CnSight is an automated, lightweight, executive level dashboard that increases cybersecurity efficiency and reduces organizational risk through continuous KPI visibility. This powerful platform enables security leaders stay informed of the most important cybersecurity metrics that provide key insight into performance against established goals and objectives. This proactive management helps security leaders intelligently inform the status of cyber initiatives to upper management, promote organizational alignment, aide in compliance, understand their risk posture, and ultimately enables cyber security teams to do more with less. ​

TDI is one of the longest practicing cybersecurity companies. Since 2001 they have provided cybersecurity services to the Fortune 500, Government Agencies, and SMBs all over the world. For more information please visit  https://www.tdisecurity.com/ and https://cnsight.io/.​

About Jesse Dean:

Jesse Dean is the Vice President of Solutions at TDI. Mr. Dean has 20 years of experience leading and delivering cyber services and solutions, including a $130M AWS IaaS contract through two federal healthcare open-enrollment periods. He is a FedHealthIT Innovation Award winner and currently leads TDI’s CnSight division.  

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The Cybersecurity Insider PodCast

August 18th, 2020

About 2Secure:

Current attacks can’t be detected by standard tools like Antivirus and SIEM, as those new attacks are using “Living off the Land” or the use of “Automated compromise followed by human-led farming” attacks technics to avoid detection.

We know that keeping up with the latest cyber threats is not easy and that technology alone can easily fail at safeguarding your Digital assets.

Unlike other IT companies where security is just one menu item of what they do, at 2secure, securing your digital assets from unauthorized access is our sole focus.

About Yigal Behar:

Mr. Behar founded 2Secure in 2003 and this is his 2nd business.

Prior to his move to the USA from Israel he worked as a security consultant for Avnet Deloitte & Touche Information Security LTD. providing information security guidance to various clients including government bodies such as the Social Security Administration and The Office of The Prime Minister, financial institutions such as Hapoalim Bank, Mercantile Discount Bank and privately held companies.

Since 2004 Mr. Behar is constantly growing his business and sets the future vision and direction of the company. He likes to meet each client personally, providing a personal touch, along with his expertise in Cyber Security and business development.

Mr. Behar has over 30 years of an extensive experience in Cybersecurity & IT.

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The Importance Of Security Teams Training In Today’s Cybersecurity Landscape

August 15th, 2020

About KAMIND IT:

KAMIND IT Is a Full-Service Cybersecurity Firm and Microsoft Tier One Gold Partner That Works to Assist Organizations to Stay Protected Against Cybercriminals. With The Use of Technology, Finding The Right Mixture of Software Licensing, Security Services, Projects & Managed Support Services Has Never Been Easier.

About Matt Katzer:

KAMIND IT CEO, Matt Katzer has always been on the leading edge when it comes to technology solutions. Before founding KAMIND in 1998, Matt worked with innovative teams for the likes of General Motors, Microsoft and Intel, and obtained 17 domestic and international patents all in the name of assisting clientele. With Matt’s knowledge of developing products and IP, he founded KAMIND, focusing primarily on driving innovative solutions for customers; becoming a Microsoft Tier One Gold Partner, and being named a DOD Supplier for Office 365 in 2018.  

During his time at Intel, Matt worked in the Intel Security group. Since then he has used this experience to help businesses of all sizes to secure their data. Matt is also the author of the book “Securing Office 365”, and the co-author of two other security books written alongside other security experts.

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Why Security Starts with Asset Discovery

August 12th, 2020

JupiterOne is the security product that is changing how organizations manage their cloud-based infrastructure. Within minutes, security teams using JupiterOne can become more efficient and impactful by centralizing the data from dozens of cloud services and services into a single hub for management, analysis and alerting. JupiterOne integrates with your cloud and non-cloud digital services to automate asset discovery and compile an up-to-date asset inventory. Learn more at www.jupiterone.com

Erkang Zheng is the Founder and General Manager of JupiterOne – a graph-based cloud security platform.  He is an experienced leader in cybersecurity and brings over 15 years of experience in all its domains from identity and access, penetration testing and incident response, to data, application and cloud security. He was previously the CISO at LifeOmic, Head of Software Security at Fidelity Personal Investing and Program Director for consulting services and strategy at IBM Security before that. He is a regular speaker at security conferences like RSA, BSides and CloudNativeCon and holds several patents and certifications in the cybersecurity space.

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Bringing Enterprise-level Cybersecurity To SMBs With Eric Pinto of SOCSoter

July 28th, 2020

Eric Pinto, the Senior Director of Channel for SOCSoter sits with us to discuss the effort to bring enterprise-level protection to small and medium businesses through the MSP channel.  

Eric Pinto has spent the bulk of his career cultivating comprehensive IT solutions and working to better understand the security and compliance needs of SMB clients. Engagement with both end customers and service providers has allowed for a unique perspective on the security marketplace as a whole. 

Specifically, Eric has become well versed in managing the relationship between vendors, customers, and the MSP channel.  Now with SOCSoter he continues this effort today; helping managed service providers navigate the evolving threat landscape with a platform designed to tackle increasing compliance and security demand. 

SOCSoter was built by industry experts who’ve been on the front lines of some of the largest breaches in history.  Lessons learned from these challenges has helped SOCSoter to build and deploy a Managed Detection Response Platform for the SMB channel.  Unlike some consulting groups or specialists where IT security is a supplement to their business, SOCSoter’s core focus is Information Security. 

Combining SIEM, Compliance, and Cyber Defense with a U.S. based Managed Security Operations Center (SOC); SOCSoter is a channel first / channel only solutions provider.  MSP partners are empowered to better secure, monitor, and maintain the sensitive business information infrastructure of their managed end customers.

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Getting Into the Mind of a Hacker

July 23rd, 2020

Greg Johnson, CEO:

Greg Johnson is the CEO of the penetration test company, Webcheck Security. Greg started Webcheck Security after serving on several executive teams and a long sales and management career with technology companies such as WordPerfect/Novell, SecurityMetrics, A-LIGN, and Secuvant Security. A Brigham Young University graduate, Greg began his career in the days of 64k, 5.25" floppy drives and Mac 128k’s. As the industry evolved, Greg moved into the cyber arena and provided his clients with solutions surrounding compliance, digital forensics, data breach and response, and in 2016 earned the PCI Professional (PCIP) designation. In several business development roles, Greg consulted, guided and educated clients in compliance guidelines and certifications for standards including PCI, HIPAA, ISO 27001, NIST, SOC 1 and SOC 2, GDPR/CCPA, and FedRAMP.

When he is not providing cyber solutions for his clients, he can be found spending time with his wife Kelly, playing with his grandchildren, or rehearsing or performing with the world-renowned Tabernacle Choir on Temple Square.

 

Curt Jeppson, VP, Engineering:

Curt Jeppson has been working in Information Security and Penetration Testing for 14 years in increasing roles of responsibility within the financial, marketing, legal, e­commerce and technology industries. His technical certifications include the CISSP, OSCP, and various AWS and Google cloud engineering certifications. Mr. Jeppson has a Bachelors degree in Information Technology and a Masters degree in Information Security and Management. He currently performs penetration tests for various company sizes and also teaches classes on penetration testing and other subjects in cyber security.

Prior to his IT careers he was an Infantry Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp

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Security With App Development And SaaS Solutions

July 16th, 2020

About Elko:

Elko is an App Development firm and SaaS provider.

We use our in-house Elko App Builder(EAB)  to provision a fully functional app in just minutes, so unlike working with other firms,  at Elko, you don't have to wait for or pay for the weeks or months it takes to do all the heavy lifting with spinning up and hosting an app -  we just focus on building out the unique features that make your app, well, your app.

Our Elko App Builder has been leveraged to build apps that that are used by millions of users every day. Some of these apps even went to market in just two weeks thanks to our App Builder!

Visit us at www.elko.dev

About Paul Hilsen:

Paul started out his career as a mechanical  engineer but eventually moved into the software consultant world as first a developer, and then a program manager who led many different IT and product development initiatives. While a consultant, Paul saw a huge barrier to entry for clients wanting to create a digital product - the costs were astronomically high and the time to market was way too long. So Paul and his team at Elko  lowered that barrier by creating the Elko App Builder, a SaaS solution that enables rapid and cost effective product development.

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