Tackling the Challenges

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Morgan Harris is the senior director of Enterprise Solutions for ADT Commercial. He is a certified technology professional with extensive experience in managed services. His certifications cover infrastructure solutions from a variety of IT and Physical Security technology vendors.

Fundamentally, Morgan must be adept at gathering, analyzing, and defining business and functional requirements that inform and infuse the engineered design that will replace or augment the core processes of his clients.

With this background, he will be attending The Great Conversation and providing his insights into new models of outsourcing and managing physical and logical infrastructures.

At the end of the day, he is trying to help us move beyond what we will not see, hear or even mention because we feel stuck with budget constraints, people constraints, and organizational denial.

Below are some excerpts from a recent article he wrote for the January/February issue of Security Today. You can read the entire article through the link provided.

Tackling the Challenges

It should come as no surprise that cybercrime is one of the biggest threats organizations of all shapes and sizes face today. There were purportedly 918 data breaches compromising nearly 2 Billion data records in just the first six months of 2017. No organization, be it a Fortune 500 company or small business, is beyond the reach of today’s sophisticated hacker.

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With the constantly evolving campaign strategies cybercriminals are adopting like ransomware-as-a-service, it’s no wonder that 87% of board members and C-Level Executives state they lack confidence in their organization’s level of cybersecurity preparedness.

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Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, there was much talk about the convergence of physical and digital security as IP-enabled devices started to come into the scene. That convergence was never fully realized in the manner that the industry experts thought should or would come to fruition.

As we fast approach the 2020s, cybercrime may prove to be the catalyst that reignites the drie to bring the two sides together, redefining convergence.

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Let’s look at the various resources that are available to you. It is safe to say that firewalls and anti-virus software are fairly well known and understood, but have you considered embracing a managed and monitored firewall and anti-virus program? Engaging a third party provider to deliver these services can help ensure that your solutions are always up to date, communicating with each other and monitored for potential breaches 24/7/365.

Relatively new on the scene are managed detection and response (MDR) services. General characteristics of MDR services are:

  • Vendor provided technology for threat detection

  • Monitoring and analysis by human security analysts

  • Using threat intelligence or data analytics

Read more at Security Today