Feb. 22, 2023

48. Risks and Rewards: Manage Threats with Intention and Tact

48. Risks and Rewards: Manage Threats with Intention and Tact

Companies, enterprises, entrepreneurs, and individuals face security threats every day, and Tony UcedaVelez has spent over 25 years understanding and dealing with those threats. During this time, he realized that the cybersecurity industry desperately needed a makeover. He created the company, VerSprite, to fill a void in security consulting where most firms continued to sell their services using fear-factor techniques (“You don’t want your organization to face an 8-digit hack, do you..”) instead of value-added services.

Join Tony and Jim as they discuss the methodology and practices that have brought VerSprite to the forefront of cybersecurity and risk management. They’ll talk about managing risk with intention, scaling a cybersecurity services business, and a spiritual approach to leadership with compassion and accountability.

3 Key Takeaways:
- Don’t Let Fear Control You: Sometimes our fear allows us to validate business decisions that turn out to be bad for the company in the long run. - Be tactical and intentional, don’t let a knee-jerk reaction be your response when something goes wrong. 
- Secure Your Business with Intention: Understand the risk appetite of your company and the threat landscape of your industry. Set up security where the risk is most relevant. You don’t need all the bells and whistles that many companies try to scare you into wasting money on.
- Bring in the Experts: As entrepreneurs, we have to not only hone our own skills and strengths but know when to delegate tasks to other experts. Bringing on the right people and giving them the right tasks will make or break your business.

Tony’s LinkedIn
VerSprite Website

Tony UcedaVélez is the co-creator of the Process for Attack Simulation & Threat Analysis and the CEO of VerSprite. Tony has over 25 years of IT/InfoSec work experience across a vast range of industries. He is also the OWASP leader for Atlanta, GA.

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