Nothing has tested emergency preparedness like the global outbreak of COVID-19, especially as it relates to how technology can help keep remote workers and distance learners productive while adhering to social distancing. Cybersecurity Executive Shira Rubinoff talks with Netsync’s Mark Lynd about how this rapid introduction to remote working solutions can lead to security issues if they’re not deployed properly. They discuss how remote workers and distance learners can ensure they don’t introduce more vulnerabilities into their digital environments, including how leaders must plan and continually communicate with employees and students to keep them not just productive, but safe. Remote working and distance learning is here to stay. It will be relied on long after we win this battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shira Rubinoff is a recognized cybersecurity executive, cybersecurity & blockchain advisor, global keynote speaker and influencer, who has built two cybersecurity product companies, and led multiple women-in-technology efforts. She currently serves as President of the NYC-based technology incubator, Prime Tech Partners & the social-media-security firm, SecureMySocial. She also serves on the Boards of the Executive Women’s Forum for Information Security, Leading Women in Technology, the blockchain company, Mainframe, and the artificial intelligence (AI) companies, TrueConnect & Pypestream.
An expert in the human factors of information technology and security, Ms. Rubinoff was named one of New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business, was named by CSO Magazine as a Woman of Influence, was honored by CSO and the EWF with their “One to Watch” award, and was honored as the 2017 “Outstanding Woman in Infosec” by the CyberHub Summit. She has also been calculated by analysts to be the top female cybersecurity influencer globally on social media. Ms. Rubinoff also created numerous video series including a series of interviews with the top executives of the most prominent cybersecurity and technology companies.
* Author of the Cybersecurity book
“Cyber Minds” – published by Packt Publishing
Mark Lynd | Head of Digital Business
Mark Lynd (CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP), Head of Digital Business, is a Top 25 ranked and recognized global thought leader, speaker, and practitioner for Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, and Data Center. Mark has served as a CIO, CTO, CISO, and/or Board Member for several global enterprises for the last 20+ years. Mark was named an Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of Year – Southwest Region” Finalist and presented the Doak Walker Award on ESPN’s Awards Show to a national television audience. He is, and has been, an in-demand thought leader and keynote or featured speaker for Oracle, IBM Watson, Cisco, Cohesity, Intel, and many organizations at numerous events. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Tulsa and honorably served in the US Army in the 3rd Ranger Battalion & 82nd Airborne.