Six months ago, I was visiting Athens Georgia speaking with one of my clients about game day security for their building. Being an alumnus of UGA I always loved these monthly visits to Athens. It gave me an opportunity to enjoy my favorite college town while at the same time getting to talk about physical security, something I really enjoyed doing. There is a real satisfaction in working in physical security in that you can see the progress you are making. I thought at the time that I would be on that side of the security arena for the rest of my career. Then, I found CyberHub Summit and met their charismatic CEO Karin Zalcberg and everything changed.
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There was a passion and a directness that was infectious with Karin, and I knew at that moment that I needed to be a part of the Cyber Security world. Since my arrival I have been drinking from the firehose of information. Cyber Security is truly an ever-changing environment of updates, new risks and moving targets. As we have seen over the past few months cyber breaches can and will affect all companies big and small. Be it small businesses, large corporations or the government no one is safe. In fact, according to the BREACHLEVELINDEX.COM in the first half of 2017 almost 2 Billion total records were breached. Yes, billion with a B, and that is only for a 6-month period. The point is, no one is safe.
So that is how I left the world of physical security and landed here with CyberHub. The draw of working on something that is so important and challenging cannot be denied. Through our Summits, which bring people together from all over the world to share the latest trends and ideas, and our Academy where we work directly with organizations and individuals to better prepare them on how not to get breached, we are working to bring education to the masses. CyberHub Engage, which is our newest addition to the CyberHub community, will bring together thought leaders via our online offering to have a place to share ideas, stories, and create important relationships throughout the year. The threats are ever changing, and so are we!
Cyber security is the wave of the future. If you are currently doing business, you are at risk of being breached. My name is Gary Walker and I am the VP of Business Development for CyberHub Summit and CyberHub Academy. Let us help you be more prepared for your future.