About Kathy Washenberger

Kathy is an experienced executive that offers over 20 years of history building and implementing successful Information Security Programs. She brings a mix of business and technology experience in both the private and public sectors. In this role, she is responsible for heading the company’s information technology vision, strategy and execution of enterprise-wide initiatives. Her FOCUS is both on internal and external priorities to optimize business results. Kathy can be reached at 612-499-9730. Kathy.Washenberger@FocusPointTechnologies.com

[Infographic] Top Security Challenges Addressed by CISO as a Service

As companies struggle to keep up with the constantly changing, complex privacy and security landscape, finding a qualified leader to build and maintain a comprehensive program can be challenging. As one of the most in-demand jobs in the industry, the CISO can be extremely hard to find. While IT engineers may have been enough [...]

“Alexa . . . how do I secure the Internet of Things (IoT)?”

Imagine, a device in your home, with access to multiple parts of your home (TV, lights, thermostat, door locks). The device is always listening for your command, which means it’s also always listening to your conversations. The device is certainly connected to a network, which probably isn’t set to be very secure by nature. [...]

Are Your Executives Engaged in CyberSecurity?

Many executive leaders are criticized for not caring about or understanding cybersecurity. This comes from the perception that they do not realize the true threat landscape, they are not allocating resources, and/or they are not talking about the topic on a regular basis. For many organizations, there are good reasons for this perceived behavior. [...]

So Many Emails, So Little Time!

In-person technology collaboration is becoming a low priority. As a leader in technology, I very rarely respond to the plethora of emails, calls, mail that I receive from external sources. Especially in the cyber security space, I received upwards of 300 different interactions EVERYDAY. Anywhere from webinars, articles, sales material, even from reputable sources [...]

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