Why Cyber is Not a Priority for Executives - SD Regional Chamber



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Why Cyber is Not a Priority for Executives

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Join this engaging discussion with business, cyber, and risk executives as they discuss current cyber-attack trends, and why many executives and organizations still do not view cybersecurity as a top priority for their organization. Hear other executives’ perspectives and opinions on cyber-attacks and risks and how to balance those risks with strategic priorities. Gain insight into how other executives and organizations are navigating the risk associated with cyber-attacks and how you can protect your revenues, customers, and brand in 2023.


Mark Dallmeier, President MARS Division All Points Logistics, / Cybersecurity Industry Expert & Researcher
Mark is a Senior Executive, Serial Entrepreneur, CSO/CMO and Board Advisor for various companies who over the last 25 years has co-founded and grown companies in multiple industries. Previously Mark spent 5 years as the CSO/CMO at Terra Verde (now Avertium), an award-winning cybersecurity consultancy and MSSP. Prior to Avertium, Mark spent 5 years at IT Partners an award-winning data center solution provider and VAR, driving the company’s transformation and portfolio expansion. Mark was the Chief Strategy / Marketing Officer and a Board Director at 3 Sigma Corporation, driving corporate-wide transformation and growth initiatives, accelerating double digit revenue growth and the commercialization of new products.

As the President and CEO of The ROBB Group and co-founder of Channel Savvy (sold to Avnet), Mark consulted to early-stage hyper-growth companies and Fortune 100, driving sales and transformation and growth initiatives, deploying new sales-marketing-operations-service delivery best practices, generating over $1.8B in new revenue for those companies. Mark actively publishes research, speaks and facilitates workshops on corporate growth, cybersecurity, risk and transformation topics.


Chis McKewon, Founder and CEO of Xceptional
Chris’ experience in the field of information technology spans more than twenty years. He spent much of that time in the field, taking part in and leading services engagements as IT manager/director, engineer, project manager, account manager, etc. Since 2007, when Xceptional, Inc. was founded, Chris has been working tirelessly to ensure Xceptional is a fun and rewarding workplace that provides the highest levels of customer service.


Kim Jones, Director, Performance Acceleration (CyberCRAFT) of Intuit

A 30+ year information security & risk management professional with progressive experience encompassing:
• Information Security Strategy
• Data Privacy
• Project Management
• Security Governance
• Technical Contingency Planning
• Business Continuity Planning
• Risk Assessment & Mitigation
• Physical Security
• Personnel Security

Specialties: Certified Information Systems Security Professional & Certified Information Security Manager


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March 21
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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