Building Mental Strength

Learning to Do Hard Things… (Yes, it’s raining and seriously muddy) Joe DeSena, founder of Spartan Races, writes in his book about doing the hard things. Finishing, not taking the shortcut, not giving up when the going gets tough. It’s actually a brain skill we either learn or don’t learn in our early development years, […]

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Security Assessments: Lessons From a Disaster Recovery Expert

If You Want The Right People Reading Your Report, You Have to Start With The Right People In Assessing The Risk Too Many Security Assessments Start and End With Technology – Big Mistake!!! Data Security is a BUSINESS RISK issue, not a technical exercise… Technology Infrastructure supports the business, just like administrative assistants, the fleet department, or shipping – […]

Consulting Skill Required for Success

Consulting Skills Needed Speaking In Buffalo, NY this Morning – This ship (above) sits right across from our hotel! If you want to succeed in selling technology solutions, there are a variety of skills sorely lacking in most technology sales organizations. Today I’ll be meeting with Ingram Micro’s Advanced Solutions Team in Buffalo, NY exploring some […]

Small Businesses Need Security Too

Speaker Notes for Tomorrow’s Session in Cincinnati… This morning I am headed to Ohio to meet with business leaders in the Cincinnati area – Another Digital Money session on Stopping Hackers! If you provide IT services to businesses, I hope you’ll consider doing one of these with me at some point. Every business needs it, […]

At The DropBox Office

The Important, But Difficult Transformation… From Vendor to Advisor Last week I had the opportunity to meet with Ingram Micro’s Datacenter Advisory Board to discuss the important transformation: From Vendor to Advisor. Meeting at the DropBox office in San Francisco (Amazing office space!), I covered five key areas of transformation. But one important one, every sales […]

Speaking at Celaes Financial Conference

300 Security Leaders Meeting in Miami Looking for More Tools to Combat Cybercrime! I’m just heading back from meeting with over 300 CISOs and CIOs, all part of the Florida International Banker’s Association –  Celaes Event, at the Trump Hotel, Doral.   Great event, very well run, and an opportunity to connect with security leaders from […]