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September Newsletter – Fall Arrives

By September 30, 2022Newsletter

Fall, my favorite season, has arrived. The leaves are falling in Chicago along with the temps, which makes for beautiful brisk walks on the lakefront, sans the perspiration. My highlight this month was visiting Las Vegas – walks on the Strip definitely with perspiration – for CrowdStrike’s Fal.Con.

Lots of notable updates on their expansion as they make moves into identity and cloud security. But as you can see from my highlight video, it was the moves on the dance floor at Fal.Con Fest that stole the show …

Fal.Con in Las Vegas

Follow along with Chris Plunkett as he captured the highlights from CrowdStrike Fal.Con 2022 under the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip.

Cybersecurity M&A

Cybersecurity mergers and acquisitions activity has remained strong this year, highlighting the overall robustness of the sector amid concerns of a recession. There were a total of 148 M&A deals during the first half of 2022, totaling nearly $103 billion, with 8 transactions that topped $1 billion.

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Blind Spots

Public cloud adoption continues to accelerate, but cybersecurity measures haven’t kept up – creating blind spots. A recent survey revealed nearly two-thirds have data in the public cloud, but barely one-third have a security tool in place to know if data exfiltration occurred in the last six months.

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The Kingpin Classic Returns!

Our annual bowling tourney for Cyber Security Made Social will return with the 3rd annual Kingpin Classic in November at the legendary Fireside Bowl in Logan Square, Chicago. Stay tuned for more info!

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