IT Visionaries
IT Visionaries
Jun 28, 2022
Cultivating a Security-Centric Mindset With Dave Merkel Co-founder and CEO, Expel
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Hyper-scale security detection and response master Dave “Merk” Merkel, the Co-founder and CEO of Expel, is a self-proclaimed “security-nerd.” Merk explains that staying ahead of the hackers and ransomware requires a multi-pronged strategy, including an informed C-suite, intelligent technologists, and excellent tech. Tune in to learn from Merk how every password and multi-factor authentication (MFA) matters and helps to keep you and your information safe from attackers.

Tune in to learn:

  • More about what Merk calls the “accessible boogieman”: ransomware (06:43)
  • Merk’s thoughts on the “Top Data Security Trends for 2022” findings (11:30) 
  • How to  help people utilize the security measures already in place (15:43) 
  • Why there is hope; it’s not all doom and gloom in the security industry (23:09) 
  • Why all leadership in the C-suite needs to understand what good security looks like (25:22)  


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