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High Wire Networks’ Certified Ethical Hacker to Address State of Cybersecurity at ChannelCon 2019
Josue Vargas, Director of Security Operations, to Discuss the Challenge of Making Enterprise-class Cybersecurity Accessible to Businesses of All Sizes
CHICAGO & LAS VEGAS – Aug. 5, 2019 – High Wire Networks, providers of the Overwatch Security Platform-as-a-Service, announced today, that Josue Vargas, Director of Security Operations for High Wire Networks, will address the state of cybersecurity at CompTIA ChannelCon 2019 in Las Vegas this week.
A certified ethical hacker, Vargas is a featured expert in the “State of Cybersecurity,” panel discussion led by CompTIA’s Chief Technology Evangelist Dr. James Stanger. The session will be held at 10:15 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7, in the Cezanne Room of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
The panel will look at cybersecurity today, including innovations, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and cloud, as well as the challenges, such as Internet of Things, the talent shortage and lack of diversity.
Vargas also plans to address why the target for cybercriminals changed to include small and medium businesses (SMBs) and midmarket companies, and the resulting industry challenge to make enterprise-class cybersecurity more accessible.
“Simplifying cybersecurity to be consumed by businesses of all sizes is a growing challenge for the technology industry,” said Vargas. “It’s also a growing opportunity for the IT channel to deliver managed security services. This has been a twin passion for me over the past three years since joining High Wire Networks.”
After tenures with Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, IBM, Huawei and AT&T, Vargas joined High Wire Networks in 2016 to help start Overwatch, the company’s Security Platform-as-a-Service. Vargas now oversees the team of security analysts in High Wire Network’s 24/7 Security Operation Center (SOC).
About Overwatch by High Wire Networks
Overwatch by High Wire Networks simplifies cybersecurity by delivering end-to-end protections for an organization’s’ networks, data, endpoints and users as an affordable monthly subscription service with predicable costs and no capital outlay. Customers get instant access to a scalable, future-proof security platform, including a 24/7 security operations center (SOC), continuous vulnerability assessments, managed secure remote access, security awareness training, real-time patch management and video surveillance.
High Wire Networks’ Overwatch Managed Security Platform-as-a-Service simplifies the delivery of cybersecurity services for managed services providers (MSPs). By tapping into our platform, MSPs can achieve instant scale and immediate ROI, sidestepping the significant investment and time to market required to integrate best-of-breed technology, attract and retain expert security talent, and optimize processes.
Learn more about Overwatch by High Wire Networks at CompTIA ChannelCon 2019, Booth 302.
About High Wire Networks
For nearly 20 years, High Wire Networks has been a trusted partner to VARs, MSPs, distributors, integrators, manufacturers and telecom providers by enabling them to minimize overhead while extending delivery capabilities around the world. Our flexible workforce delivers vendor-agnostic technical field, professional and security services in more than 180 countries. Our services include design, installation, configuration and support for unified communications, wired and wireless networks, cabling and infrastructure, and electrical systems. Our new Overwatch Managed Security Platform-as-a-Service enables our partners to deliver comprehensive cybersecurity that’s easy to sell and easy to buy for an affordable monthly subscription. We also offer a variety of on-demand, rapid-response solutions with service levels ranging from two hours to next business day for onsite break-fix and remote technical support. With High Wire Networks, partners Get Work Done. Learn more at www.highwirenetworks.com.
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