MEET SHANNON GLASS

Shannon Glass joined AfidenceIT in April 2015. She serves as the director of information security and compliance services. Shannon is an accomplished leader in building and managing high-performance teams in information security and regulatory compliance.  With exceptional strategic and communication skills, Shannon connects the relationship between IT and the business to execute organizational initiatives.  Shannon’s discipline, integrity, and high level of professionalism have been critical in building a premier security and compliance business practice for AfidenceIT. Bryan Hogan, the president, CEO, and co-owner of AfidenceIT confirms, “Shannon not only brings clarity to complicated security and compliance mandates but also peace-of-mind through practical mitigation plans.” She conveys passion and expertise to every phase of a security program’s lifecycle, from day zero to full enterprise maturity.

Digital oversharing and data breach occurrences are rising. According to Gartner, “By 2018, digital vandalism will affect 20% of smart buildings. Through 2020, 95% of cloud security disasters will be the customer’s error” (Levely, 2015).  People are the weakest security link in every organization, whether they are disgruntled and funneling money, or just simply untrained and naïve to security threats.

In a recent interview for a story on a potential security breach at UC Health, Shannon shared her expertise with WCPO News.  Shannon confirms, “We must be vigilant about protecting our data.” Many companies underestimate the impact of a security breach. Kaspersky Lab reports, “The average cost of a data breach for SMBs and Enterprises stands at $38k and $551k respectively and 60% of businesses that suffer a breach find their ability to function severely impaired” (“Global IT Security Risks Survey,” 2015).

The following key elements may signal a need for security and compliance services in your organization:

  • No baseline and overall understanding of why security and compliance are important and what impact lack of security awareness can have on the business
  • Need for cost effective solutions and guidance on tools to use
  • Demand to create a culture of security awareness that is customized to the unique needs of your employees and business

AfidenceIT can provide solutions.  The company supports clients by offering a cost conscious, holistic approach to the information security and compliance lifecycle.  AfidenceIT provides the ability to assess the state of your environment and plan a risk-based security program that is sustainable, scalable, measurable, and practical for your business needs. The full suite of services allows their clients to strike a balance between effectively securing their environment and adhering to industry regulatory standards, all while enabling business growth. AfidenceIT specializes in compliance management, information security management, and security testing. The full compliance services include identifying, planning and managing remediation activities. The employee security awareness programs design an employee awareness survey to establish a baseline understanding of security risk. The services provide a risk-based approach to security and compliance without contracts.

For more information about AfidenceIT services or to set up an appointment, please call (513) 234-5822 or email trustedadvisor@afidence.com.

CHRISTINE OLDING

Recruiting Specialist | AfidenceIT

ABOUT AFIDENCEIT

AfidenceIT is a technology consulting and services firm launched in 2010 with a goal to earn trusted relationships by surrounding their clients with clear, transparent, and honest solutions unmatched in the IT Industry. AfidenceIT serves over 80 active clients in the Cincinnati-Dayton region, extending into 30 states and 15 countries. Headquartered in Mason, Ohio, AfidenceIT also maintains support offices in Miamisburg, Ohio. To learn more about AfidenceIT, please visit our website.

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