President and Founder
Cybersecurity Compliance Corp.
'Ready, Fire... Aim.' Why technology-based cybersecurity solutions are failing small business
It’s 2019 and by now you have had any number of companies call, email or accost you in an elevator, championing their latest and/or greatest firewall, detection software, virus protection or other equally impressive piece of technology designed to protect your online assets from the very real threat of a cyberattack.
Technology is an important piece of your cybersecurity defenses, but it is only one of several important elements of a complete cybersecurity environment.
It is important for small businesses to look at their entire cybersecurity environment, including awareness, education, compliance, gap-identification, along with technology risks and solutions. Using one of a number of globally-accepted cybersecurity frameworks, you can quickly and easily identify the best first steps for increasing your cybersecurity defenses, and creating a roadmap for improving those defenses over time.
Jeff has spent 25 years working in finance and technology across a broad spectrum of Canadian and international organizations, and a range of industries that includes financial services, mining, information processing, manufacturing and professional services. Jeff has operated in the capacity of a CFO for 10 years, including 5 years with publicly listed companies, along with 5 years as a CTO/CIO, responsible for all aspects of information management and technology.
In 2018, Jeff joined Halex Technology Consulting Inc. as a business development and strategic consultant and co-founded Heimdall Portals Inc. and Cybersecurity Security Corp., to address IT management and cybersecurity-specific needs in the small-to-medium enterprise space.
Jeff holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation from Ontario, Canada, a Certified Public Accountant designation from Illinois, USA and a Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, recognized in the UK and USA.