Posts by Dean Thompson
Dean Thompson is Centrify’s Vice President Technical Services, responsible for Centrify’s professional services, sales engineering, contractual agreements and sales enablement.
By Dean Thompson, November 8, 2017
According to Lloyd’s of London, a massive global cyberattack could result in economic losses as high as $53 billion. Given that, it’s no surprise that an increasing number of businesses are adding cybersecurity coverage to their liability insurance. But as businesses rush to insure, what exactly these policies cover, as well as the cost of premiums, is coming under scrutiny. A key question is whether or not non-malicious human activity is covered. On one hand, cybersecurity policies that do not cover human error — which would include falling victim to sophisticated phishing schemes, visiting Trojan-infected sites, or even deferring patches…
By Dean Thompson, March 15, 2017
Today, leading technology services research firm SPI named Centrify a 2017 Best-of-the-Best professional services organization. We were among 21 selected from a field of over 400 companies. SPI is a global research, consulting and training company that helps professional service organizations improve profit and productivity. The company’s PS Maturity Model™ planning and management framework has become the industry standard for service organizations. According to SPI, a key characteristic shared by this year’s winners was something Centrify genuinely strives for: A unique, employee-centric culture in an ethical work environment focused on customer satisfaction. It’s not easy to build, but it is…
By Dean Thompson, August 30, 2016
Insurance companies are getting tired of footing the bill for corporations who continue to get breached. Frequently, the result of these breaches are a result of either weak policies or someone not following the policies that are put in place. Let’s face it, people are the weak point in most security plans, and the problem isn’t solving itself anytime soon. The result is that your insurance company is getting into the security business to make sure that the people they insure are not a risky investment. This may be covered in your professional errors & omissions insurance, but more and more customers…
By Dean Thompson, November 19, 2014
I am tired of hearing about company’s losing customer data and how it’s becoming a commonplace expectation that a customer should expect this to happen. In this day and age with all of the technology available it seems we can’t get the simple principles of security right. Pick any of the breaches that have happened in the last couple of years and had those corporations followed good security practices those breaches would not have never happened.