Defendify recently participated in USAV Group’s Spring Partners Meeting, co-located with the NSCA BLC in Irving, Texas on February 24-25, 2020. Co-Founder Rob Simopoulos had the opportunity to co-host a discussion around cybersecurity awareness and education for USAV members and other audio-visual professionals. Rob and co-presenter, Brandon Besong with cyber insurance provider True North Companies, led a presentation giving background on cybersecurity issues affecting systems integrators, then broke into discussion groups to reflect on specific cybersecurity topics and personal experiences.
Cybersecurity was a critical topic of discussion at the event—one attendee shared a personal anecdote about a company hit with ransomware that brought their system down for two weeks. Many other members shared that their companies were starting to receive cybersecurity assessments and they didn’t know where to start. Rob and Brandon discussed the importance of a strong, comprehensive cybersecurity program to help members protect themselves, their customers, and their reputation.
The USAV is a small group of visionaries, designed to be an association of likeminded ProAV industry players who could partner to deliver compelling AV solutions for organizations across the country. USAV focus on business strategy and best practices allowing members to benefit from the experience of their peers. USAV continue to build upon this model of collaboration and helping all members to succeed on a higher level through fellowship, best practices, and creative solutions. USAV is a part of PSA, the world’s largest systems integrator consortium made up of the most progressive security and audio-visual systems integrators in North America.
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