Ensuring Data Security Through Collaboration

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Cybersecurity, like so many other industries, is based on connections. Not just to countless endpoints, but also connection to the people behind the data. In this edition of IT Visionaries, guests Taher Elgamal from Salesforce, and Mike Sentonas from Crowdstrike share their perspectives on why practical communication still matters, even for the most intricate data security challenges.  

Tune in to learn:

  • The benefits of the Crowdstrike Salesforce partnership (2:30)
  • How to protect data by securing all endpoints (6:20)
  • How companies should approach security investments for 2023 (17:30)
  • Tips for solving the cybersecurity skills gap (26:35)


About the Guest:

About Taher 

Taher Elgamal is the Chief Technology Officer for Security at Salesforce.com, and is an internationally respected information security leader and cryptographer. He was the recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the RSA Conference in 2009. He was successfully served as CISO, Chief Scientist, CTO as well as Founder and CEO of numerous key organizations. Elgamal invented several industry and government standards in data security and digital signatures for areas including the DSS government standard for digital signatures. He is recognized in the industry as the “father” of SSL.

About Mike

Mike Sentonas is CrowdStrike’s Chief Technology Officer. Previously, he served as Vice President, Technology Strategy at CrowdStrike. With over 20 years’ experience in cybersecurity, Mike’s most recent roles prior to joining CrowdStrike were Chief Technology Officer – Security Connected and Chief Technology and Strategy Officer APAC, both at McAfee (formerly Intel Security). Mike is an active public speaker on security issues and provides advice to government and business communities on global and local cyber security threats.

He is highly-sought after to provide insights into security issues and solutions by the media including television, technology trade publications and technology centric websites. Michael has spoken around the world at numerous sales conferences, customer and non-customer conferences and contributes to various government and industry associations’ initiatives on security. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia and has an Australian Government security clearance.

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