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Cyber Security Duo Warns Midlevel Companies on Business RadioX

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SANDY SPRINGS, GA–(Marketwired – May 18, 2016) –  CEO Exclusive Radio recently tackled the always timely and increasingly important topic of cybersecurity. Host Soyini Coke was joined by Mike Potts and David Cocchiara of Lancope, as they looked at ways that midmarket companies can protect themselves against cyber criminals.

Potts, who joined Lancope in 2010 as the company’s president and CEO, has more than 25 years as an executive in the technology industry. Cocchiara heads up all of Lancope’s financial and operational functions, as well as leading the company’s dynamic business development and customer success teams.

The duo told Coke they have found there are various breeds of cyber criminals ranging from cause-oriented hacker-bullies to highly-structured, financially driven cybercrime organizations. Today’s cyber thieves are looking, they say, for information that has a longer shelf life than credit card data. This new kind of theft would target things like employee emails or CEO health records that could potentially be used for blackmail.

Potts and Cocchiara say midlevel CEOs often think their companies are too small to be targeted, but the opposite is true; cyber thieves see these companies as easy targets with backdoor entrances to the larger companies with whom they do business.

Cocchiara explains midlevel companies shouldn’t wait for the wake-up call.

“It only takes seeing one of your peers on the news or reading about them in the papets so many times before, as a CEO or C-Level executive, you’re going to start asking the question ‘Are we secure?'”

They say the solution is easy for midlevel companies willing to step up their vigilance in the following areas:

– Education

– Executive participation

– Information security

– Crisis response

In December 2015, Lancope was acquired by tech giant Cisco for $452 million.

To learn more about Lancope and its strategies for keeping midlevel companies safe from cyber crime, listen to the entire interview on CEO Exclusive Radio.

About CEO Exclusive Radio:

Emerging Trends from CEOs and their most Trusted Advisors brings insights to CEOs that they need to stay current and run their businesses. Every show features an expert who serves as an advisor to CEOs while running their own business. For CEOs by CEOs. The show airs Tuesday mornings at 8AM Eastern and is hosted by Soyini Coke, the Founder and Managing Principal at Annona Enterprises. For media inquiries, to requests to appear on CEO Exclusive, contact [email protected].

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