It has been about 5 years since WannaCry and NotPetya hit companies worldwide in full force, launching a new era of cybercrime. Now, there’s a new report of a ransomware attack weekly. Although this may seem scary, we know more now than we ever have. With each attack, we can see and ultimately learn from which vulnerabilities were exploited. We cannot prevent the inevitable, but we can prepare and minimize the effects. There is a famous quote by author Zig Zigler “Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.” While a ransomware attack is not an opportunity to look forward to, it is important to be prepared.
Chris Barney joined Presidio in April of 2018, following the acquisition of Red Sky Solutions, where he served as Chief Executive Officer, and developed the overall company vision and strategy for growth. Chris has more than 25 years of experience in IT engineering, high-tech sales, business development and organizational leadership. Prior to Red Sky, Chris held various executive engineering and sales positions with companies like Entex Information Services, Foundry Networks, and Brocade Systems. Chris enjoys interacting with his clients, prospects, and stakeholders and counts many as friends. He lives in Salt Lake City, UT with his wife and has a son and daughter.