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Making Security a Business Enabler – How to Create a Security 360 Program

Vikas Chauhan

SVP, Global Services & Customer Success

– in the field of IAG, security Convergence (IT, OT, Physical) digital transformation and governance controls

Making Security a Business Enabler – How to create a Security 360 Program

In the fast-paced, digitized world we live in, security has taken center stage as an uncompromising necessity, its importance reverberating louder than ever before. The modern narrative is littered with stories of compromised user experiences resulting from lax security measures, the fallout of which varies from stinging financial loss to devastating reputational damage. It’s become increasingly clear to enterprises and their security teams that a comprehensive 360-degree security strategy doesn’t merely shield precious information, safeguarding reputation and brand image. It also paves the way for exciting opportunities for revenue augmentation, heightened engagement, and dynamic business enablement.

Yet, in a confounding contradiction, security teams often find themselves at the end of the line when budget approvals roll out, as businesses have historically pushed other areas to the forefront. This is a dangerous game in our hyper-connected world where the sanctity of data and privacy are paramount. Short-term cost-saving measures or a compartmentalized, fragmented approach to security – akin to diligently locking the cyber-IT door while leaving the operational technology and physical doors flung wide open – are high-risk gambles. Businesses must confront a hard question: are they willing to stake their invaluable assets on the shaky grounds of chance?

Businesses must shift their perspective, realizing that security isn’t a burdensome expense, but an invaluable investment in shielding their operations, fortifying their reputation, and preserving customer trust. The staggering cost of a security breach can eclipse the investment needed for robust security measures. Therefore, it’s imperative for businesses to place security at the top of their priority list, dedicating an adequate budget, and ensuring that security teams have a seat at the decision-making table from the word go.

Adopting a proactive, all-encompassing approach to security, marked by regular security audits, continuous employee training, and staying abreast with cutting-edge security technologies and best practices, is indispensable in guarding against the constantly morphing threats in today’s fluid threat landscape.

In the grand scheme of today’s interconnected world, security stands as a vital pillar more than ever before. Businesses need to elevate security from an overhead expense to a strategic enabler, investing in all-round security measures to protect their prized assets, their reputation, and their customer trust. By championing a proactive and holistic approach to security, businesses can successfully circumvent risks and stay one step ahead of looming threats.

Stay tuned for insights on how to construct a comprehensive Security 360 Solution, incorporating a practical approach for Converged Cyber-Physical Security. The future of security awaits!

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David Cassady

Chief Strategy Officer

David Cassady has been selling and leading teams in Silicon Valley for more than 30 years. During that time, he’s led a mix of established software players and startups. Cassady has also been involved with five IPOs — and at least as many acquisitions. 

As Chief Strategy Officer, David leverages his extensive experience helping software businesses drive growth through deep and impactful partnerships with the world’s most successful SaaS providers like ServiceNow, Microsoft and SAP. 

Mark Weatherford

Chief Security Officer
Senior Vice President, Regulated Industries

Mark Weatherford brings years of high-level cyber-physical expertise to AlertEnterprise, and as Chief Security Officer (CSO), he guides the strategy of data management and protection by advising cyber-physical security policies and procedures within the company. Weatherford also works in liaison with businesses and executive professionals in the cyber and physical security industries to further accelerate security convergence adoption.

Mark has held numerous high-level cyber-centric positions, including Vice President and Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Department of Homeland Security’s first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity under the Obama administration, California’s first Chief Security Officer, and the first CISO for the state of Colorado.

Harsh Chauhan

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of AlertEnterprise, Harsh Chauhan is responsible for the company’s engineering technology innovation and solution delivery. A 20-year technology veteran and leader, Chauhan is focused on the growth of the company’s 3D Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) hyperscale cloud platform.

He also continues to develop integrated solutions with leading technology partners like SAP, SAP NS2, and ServiceNow. Before AlertEnterprise, Mr. Chauhan held multiple CTO positions, as well as Product Owner and Head of Development at SAP GRC 10.0, delivering targeted solutions to high-profile SAP clients.

Ruby Deol

Chief Operations Officer

Ruby Deol oversees all business units at AlertEnterprise. With more than 20 years of experience in global sales and support services, Deol nurtures existing client relationships with a customer-first approach. As AlertEnterprise continues to grow in industry recognition and stature, Deol is charged with developing and implementing methods to meet organization goals and facilitate the company’s ongoing transformation.

Kaval Kaur

CFO and Co-Founder

As Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Co-Founder of AlertEnterprise, Kaval Kaur leads all finance and administrative back-office operations. Kaur is a member of the national professional organization American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California State CPA Society.

Prior to joining AlertEnterprise, she was the CFO and Co-Founder of Virsa Systems, a position she held until its acquisition by SAP.

Kaur is a philanthropist at heart, embracing the diversity of the San Francisco Bay area by assisting with and promoting special cultural events. She recently sponsored 2,000 public schools in rural India to advance computer literacy skills for children and is a foster mother to a 10 year old.

Jasvir Gill

Founder and CEO

Leading the charge of digital transformation and security convergence is Jasvir Gill, Founder and CEO of AlertEnterprise, Inc. An accomplished engineer by trade, Gill is driving the long-overdue digital transformation of the physical security industry.

Prior to launching AlertEnterprise, Gill was the founder and CEO of Virsa Systems, where he grew the company into a global leader of application security software. An early pioneer in establishing governance, risk and compliance as a software market segment, he drove exponential growth at Virsa, facilitating its acquisition by SAP in 2006.

In his free time, Jasvir helps drive social and economic empowerment in the community. He’s also a trustee at the American India Foundation.