How you respond to a security incident can determine whether the problem gets fanned into flame or extinguished. When companies plan their cybersecurity strategies, there’s often a lot of time spent talking about and testing various security solutions, backup and disaster recovery tools and security awareness training options. All these actions are vital components to building a strong security posture, but they’re not the first thing companies should be thinking about. One of the most important foundational activities organizations tend to put off until it’s too late (i.e., post-incident) is creating a plan that details how your company would handle a security incident. While it might sound a bit defeatist to create a plan that assumes the security tools and services you’re about to invest in to prevent a security incident are going to fail, it’s not the case. First, not every security incident is a worst-case scenario like the Colonial Pipeline attack that resulted in a $5 million ransom payment. Often, an incident is something much smaller, such as a failed attempt to breach your defenses. The second point is that a small security incident can become a serious threat if the incident response isn’t handled properly. More on this point below.
Dan joined Presidio in 2021 as Senior Vice President of Technology Solutions where he will be responsible to lead the presales solution architect organization. He is tasked to partner with our sales and marketing organizations to lead the enablement and execution of all aspects of our technology messaging and activities. Dan is a 20+ year veteran of our industry having started out at EMC as a Hardware Engineer then rapidly progressing through their presales engineering organization holding various leadership and strategy roles. Upon Dell’s acquisition of EMC in 2016, Dan was promoted to run Commercial presales globally for the combined entity supporting an $8B business with over 2000 technical resources in his organization. He recently had responsibility for all presales engineering aligned to their data center business in North America. Dan holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.