In this episode of My TechDecisions Podcast, host and TD Managing Editor Jonathan Blackwood interviews Tom DeSot, CIO of Digital Defense, about vulnerability management as a service, cybersecurity, employee training, and more.
As CIO, Tom DeSot is charged with key industry and market regulator relationships, public speaking initiatives, key integration and service partnerships, and regulatory compliance matters. Additionally, Tom serves as the company’s internal auditor on security-related matters.
Prior to Digital Defense, Tom was Vice President of Information Systems for a mid-tier financial institution with responsibilities including information security initiatives, the Y2K program, implementation of home banking and bill pay products, the ATM/debit card program, and all ATM networking.
Tom holds a Master of Science degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Information Security from Southern New Hampshire University and a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences from Texas State University (summa cum laude). He also holds the National Security Agency’s INFOSEC Assessment Methodology Certification and is formally trained in the OCTAVE Risk Assessment Methodology.
Tom currently serves on the information security curriculum advisory panels for Texas A&M University-San Antonio and Hallmark University – San Antonio. He is as active member of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce IT Committee, and has delivered cyber-security and cyber-ethics presentations at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Tom discusses much of what Digital Defense does for customers in the interview, with a more broad approach of what service providers can do for end users when it comes to cybersecurity. The interview focuses on vulnerability management as a service, the differences between cybersecurity needs for SMBs and enterprise-level organizations, the importance of employee training, and more.
Check out the interview to learn more about cybersecurity needs for organizations large and small.
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