Talking Tech with Travis: Ep13: Digital Transformation and Cybersecurity

Travis Vigil is joined by guest Bobbie Stempfley, VP and Business Unit Security Officer, Dell Technologies.

Cybersecurity is like running both a marathon and a sprint at the same time. Organizations must implement a long-term cybersecurity strategy to achieve long-term success – that’s the marathon – while continuously combating cyberthreats – that’s the sprint. This is no easy task and for that reason, I asked Bobbie Stempfley, Vice President and Business Unit Security Officer, to join me for this episode of Talking Tech with Travis.

We discuss how the growing complexity of IT environments means organizations need more than just a protection and detection strategy. Organizations should create a balanced strategy that includes cyber-resiliency, which enables operations under stress to recover more quickly from cyberthreats. Bobbie walks us through the balancing act between protection and resiliency and how organizations should think about resiliency along three key vectors – processes, relationships and technologies.

A Zero Trust security architecture plays a critical role in helping achieve both protection and resiliency in a complex technology ecosystem. Our recent Zero Trust and cybersecurity solutions announcement outlines the benefits to a proactive cyber resiliency strategy in multicloud and edge environments.

Bobbie and I also discuss how we build security into our solutions and have worked for decades to enhance our processes for how we design, source, manufacture, ship and manage our solutions. This level of security attention and detail helps put customers on better footing for implementing both a protection strategy and a cyber-resiliency strategy.

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Travis Vigil

About the Author: Travis Vigil

Travis Vigil is Senior Vice President leading Portfolio and Product Management for Dell’s Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG). He and his team are responsible for Dell’s Server, Storage, Data Protection, CI/HCI, Networking and Solutions businesses. He has over 20 years of Product Management, Marketing and Business Operations experience with technology companies including Intel and Dell. In previous roles at Dell, he served as Senior Vice President for Storage and Data Protection Product Management, and Senior Vice President for Business Operations focused on Dell’s Server, Storage and Networking Businesses. He has a B.S. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.