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Current Landscape of Cybersecurity in Government

Government entities face a plethora of cybersecurity challenges. Ransomware, especially against critical infrastructure, is of the utmost importance to protect against.

Event Details

Government entities face a plethora of cybersecurity challenges. Ransomware, especially against critical infrastructure, is of the utmost importance to protect against. Because traditional cybersecurity solutions leave governments in reactive mode, many agencies are underprepared for the challenge. 

Join this discussion with Virsec's Kevin Jones, and Osterman Research's Michael Sampson, to explore the current state of cybersecurity threats, preparedness, and protection capability in the government sector. Learn how Virsec can help protect your agency against ransomware attacks that target runtime. We'll share how Virsec Security Platform takes a deterministic approach to protect software, locking out the attacker before they can execute their malicious intent.  

Speakers
Kevin Jones VP Public Sector & Corporate Development , Virsec

Kevin Jones is a visionary sales leader with proven expertise and a history of building results-oriented success for early to mid-stage growth companies. Over the course of his career, he has lead Public Sector and government strategies in increasingly senior positions with CrowdStrike, SkyHigh Networks, Symantec, and Clearwell.

Jones has tallied a series of successful exits totaling nearly $1.2 Billion (Skyhigh acquired by McAfee; Clearwell acquired by Symantec). His demonstrated talent at opening new territories while disrupting the competition made him the perfect choice to accelerate and grow Virsec's Public Sector security offering. 

Michael Sampson Senior Analyst, Osterman Research

Michael is the Senior Research Analyst at Osterman Research, with broad interests in cybersecurity, data protection and information governance. Michael prepares survey reports and white papers for new projects, coordinating their completion through to publication.

Michael is the author of seven books on collaboration and user adoption, including Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365, User Adoption Strategies (2nd Edition), and Collaboration Roadmap.

Michael holds a Master of Commerce with first-class honours in telecommunications-based IT from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. In his spare time, you will find Michael putting in lengths at the local swimming pool.

Michael works from Canterbury in New Zealand.

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