October TASK: Security for Businesses on a Budget

Wednesday 27-October-2021 // 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Meeting Location: Virtual – Register

October TASK (Virtual)

Speaker: Michael Argast, CEO of Kobalt.io
Topic: Security for Businesses on a Budget

Tough choices need to be made by many small and mid-sized Canadian organizations that have very limited security budgets – and often little or no full-time security staff. How should limited resources be allocated? The CIS 20 Controls and other frameworks provide some guidance on where to focus attention, but costs can add up quickly. However, there are a series of strategies that SMBs can take to dramatically reduce risk and improve security, while keeping within their budget. In this talk, Michael Argast, CEO of Kobalt.io will cover specific strategies and low hanging fruit to help get security programs moving in the right direction. From his work with hundreds of organizations, Michael will explain:

  • Where organizations tend to overinvest and where the gaps tend to emerge
  • Which skills to consider hiring for as you grow over time
  • How to use key strategies and frameworks despite limited resources

Michael is an experienced cybersecurity professional with over 20 years of industry experience. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kobalt.io, a rapidly growing cloud-focused security services provider. Kobalt.io works with over 100 cloud-focused technology companies to help develop their cyber security programs and ensure the security of their organization.


This month’s TASK is proudly sponsored by Optiv.

Optiv Security is the cyber advisory and solutions leader, delivering strategic and technical expertise to more than 7,000 companies across every major industry. We partner with organizations to advise, deploy and operate complete cybersecurity programs from strategy and managed security services to risk, integration and technology solutions. With clients at the center of our unmatched ecosystem of people, products, partners and programs, we accelerate business progress like no other company can. At Optiv, we manage cyber risk so you can secure your full potential. For more information, visit www.optiv.com.

Win a $300 Amazon gift card, thanks to Optiv: https://events.optiv.com/taskoctobermeeting

Don’t forget to register for the webinar now (free) to ensure you get access on the night: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8116345830203/WN_uozqQrPGTIGiQBk0Rgug_g

We look forward to see you all then,
The TASK Steering Committee

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