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January Monthly Meetup
January 31, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Topic: Cyber Security and Compliance for SMBs
Synopsis: This talk will cover several key points for SMBs:
– Advanced Persistent Threat
– Continuous Adjustment of the Security Baseline
– Anatomy of a Data Breach
– Attacking the weakest Link
– Economic Impact
– Compliance Frameworks
– The greatest security risk
– Many products to choose from
– Risk Management
– Moving to the Cloud
– Physical Security
– Cyber Security Insurance
– Plan of Action and Milestones
Bio: Tom Allen COO, Elemental Cyber Security
With more than 20 years’ experience in small, medium and large enterprises, Tom has extensive experience growing thriving organizations and delivering products to the global marketplace. Prior to joining Elemental, Tom served as CIO for Privacy, Inc. Tom’s experience includes serving as Vice President of Engineering and Operations for Vocaldata and Transat Technologies. In these positions, he developed Telco quality products in the Voice Over IP and Wi-Fi Hotspot markets and delivered these products worldwide. He also held several executive positions with Glenayre’s Integrated Network Group including Vice President and General Manager of Open Development Corp., Vice President of Product Management and, Vice President of Product Development. Prior to Glenayre, Mr. Allen held executive positions with Interphase Corp. and DSC.
Tom has advised tech startups and established telecom business owners and executives to succeed where others have failed. Comfortable in the boardroom and also on the factory floor, he has led teams at all organizational levels and across many industries. He takes great joy in their successes.
Tom’s specialty is collaborating with his clients to install business infrastructure, leadership methods, and management processes to achieve self‐sustaining businesses that function smoothly, consistently, and profitably.
Tom has a BS in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas, holds an Executive MBA from University of Florida, and is an avid pilot. In his spare time Tom serves as a judge for Texas A&M, University of Texas at Dallas, and Lamar University Business Plan Competitions.
Besides flying, his wife and children, one of Tom’s greatest passions is encouraging young entrepreneurs letting them know…“you can do it; you’re going to be okay!”