Cybersecurity in 2018: drastic measures for drastic times

November 13, 2017 - 

This is a guest post by James Stickland, CEO of Veridium.

Many of us were affected by the Equifax data breach, but those of us in the cybersecurity industry were shaken to our core. The fallout of this and other major cyberattacks over the last few years has yet to be fully realized, and the sheer scale of these breaches has caused many enterprise leaders in security to finally call for a complete rethink of their strategies going into the new year.

Our next webinar is Cybersecurity in 2018: Drastic Measures for Drastic Times. Adrian Asher, CISO of the London Stock Exchange Group, will join me in discussing what his focus will be in 2018 for improving cybersecurity and security awareness within his organization, and his recommendations for other firms. Ultimately, part of this conversation will focus on what changes Adrian and other security leaders will need to make in 2018, and the role that biometric authentication is expected to play in these (potentially) drastic measures that companies need to take to protect themselves from cyber attacks.

Join us on December 7th, 11 am EST, to learn more about how organizations in every industry can improve security, the elimination of passwords for enhanced user authentication, and the evolution of biometric authentication and the role it will play in cybersecurity next year.

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About James Stickland

A seasoned executive in financial technology, Veridium CEO James Stickland is tasked with driving business revenue and investment growth, as well as leading the company’s global go-to-market strategy for its flagship solution, VeridiumID. Based out of the company’s London headquarters, James comes to Veridium from the UK-based fintech firm Red Deer Systems. Previously, he held senior leadership roles at HSBC, JP Morgan Chase and CISCO SYSTEMS, where he specialized in expanding a pipeline of venture capital and accelerating innovation within emerging technology portfolios.