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Oct. 27, 2021

Skill Sharp: The Podcast - Secrets of a Cybersecurity Architect featuring Shalon Simmons, CEO of Secure Global Solutions

Skill Sharp: The Podcast - Secrets of a Cybersecurity Architect featuring Shalon Simmons, CEO of Secure Global Solutions
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We all need a crash course in Cybersecurity! Ransomware attacks, data breaches, other major hacks like Solarwinds are being reported daily. Would you be surprised to learn there are close to 3.5 million open Cybersecurity jobs globally?   

Skill Sharp: The Podcast welcomes Shalon Simmons, Founder & CEO of Secure Global Solutions and Global ICT. Shalon is one of the preeminent senior Cybersecurity & Technology executives in the world.  In this episode, she shares compelling stories that include living abroad, becoming a Cybersecurity architect, and founding two successful Cybersecurity businesses. In her consulting practice, Shalon advises clients that the most critical vulnerability is not their technical systems or digital networks - it's their employees who are more and more susceptible to social engineering. You will learn what social engineering is and how you can prepare yourself to counter these vulnerabilities and threats. We must bridge the digital divide and build technical literacy in our communities and workplace.

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Shalon Simmons

Managing Director at Secure Global ICT

A Cyber Security Professional with several years of global experience in industry as well as academia. Currently instructor of cyber security at the University level. Worked in senior management for ATT (former SBC), General Electric (GE), Verizon (former MCI WorldCom) and Global ICT (former Global Internet Studios). Extensive global business experience spanning five (5) continents – North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Experience in the implementation and integration of Information Technologies, Telecommunications and Information Security projects. Experience in the management of large scale global projects/programs as well as the negotiation of multi-million dollar international and domestic IT and Telecom projects. Has extensive experience in Security related to Risk Analysis, Technology Strategy, Systems Engineering, Infrastructure Planning and Defense, Systems Integration, and Operation Support Systems. Also has experience training personnel and providing instruction for cyber security and other related technology topics (e.g. Wireless Networks, SCADA, Mobile Device Security, Network Security, etc).