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David O’Leary

Senior Director of Security for SHI

David O’Leary brings more than 25 years of business, technology, and security industry experience to his role as senior director of security for SHI. He oversees the strategy, development, and delivery of SHI Security Solutions, and works with clients to implement cybersecurity programs that support strategic business objectives. He has extensive experience directing and managing various network and security engineering teams, including in the enterprise space for UPS, Merrill Lynch, and Schering Plough.

Recent Content by David O’Leary

Foxconn, FireEye, and SolarWinds: Key takeaways from high-profile breaches

December 15, 2020
Between January and October, 36 billion records were exposed in data breaches. Here’s an overview of some of the latest high-profile cyberattacks, and what they teach us about cyber defense.

Best practices for building an effective security awareness program

September 3, 2020
Here are nine steps to foster a culture of cybersecurity and transform awareness training from an annual event into a lifecycle.

Securing your remote workforce during COVID-19

March 27, 2020
Allowing remote workers to access critical systems and data from endpoints and networks you don’t manage increases risk. Validating and reinforcing your cybersecurity, therefore, should be a top priority.

5 keys to successful privileged access management

March 10, 2020
Security teams are struggling: 74% of data breaches involve access to privileged accounts. Privileged access management could help, but only with the right strategy in place.

Still running Windows 7? Take these 3 precautions to protect yourself against cybercriminals

January 28, 2020
With Windows 7 extended support reaching end of life, companies still running applications on this operating system could be at risk for cyber attack.

Seeing the glass half full: 4 cybersecurity trends for 2020

January 9, 2020
As data breaches increase in volume and severity, it’s time to sharpen our focus on cyber defense. Here are four trends for 2020.

Protecting users from web-based attacks with browser isolation

September 26, 2019
Cybercriminals generate, launder, spend, & reinvest more than $1 trillion a year & it's predicted to increase.

2 key takeaways from the 2019 Verizon DBIR

September 3, 2019
Security professionals always look forward to Verizon’s analysis of the past year’s data breach activity.

Black Hat 2019: Communication, culture, and controversy

August 22, 2019
Now in its 22nd year, the conference was jam-packed with the latest cybersecurity research, threats, & more.

How to address threats and secure your data in the cloud

May 28, 2019
As enterprise cloud adoption is exploding with the promise of operational efficiency, organizations need to analyze areas of risk and match the increase in cloud adoption with a stronger focus on data security.

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