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MDM Webcast: What a Cybersecure Distributor Looks Like
Cyber threats and malware have been a security threat to distributors ever since they began launching websites, and those risks have grown exponentially in today’s hyper-connected business environment. But even with cyberthreats everywhere, they can easily be overlooked by businesses when speed-to-market is an utmost priority and other challenges exist.
This webcast will examine what cybersecurity and malware threats exist for distributors, what they look like and what business areas are often targeted. You’ll also learn about blind spots in your cyber defenses and where you may be most vulnerable.
Above all else, you’ll learn how to make your business more vigilant against these many threats and the actions you can take to avoid a crippling security breach.

Feb 16, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Parham Eftekhari
EVP @CyberRish Alliance
Parham Eftekhari is a nationally recognized leader in cybersecurity, national security and critical infrastructure. He serves as an EVP at CyberRisk Alliance, setting the vision and operating priorities for its executive development, CISO and community solutions. Eftekhari has authored multiple publications, led numerous research initiatives, engages with the media, and is a speaker at various events.
Joe Arahill
Information Security Manager @Affiliated Distributors
CISSP CISA MSIA, has been AD’s Information Security Manager since late 2018. Working with AD’s VP of Information Technology, he is responsible for conducting risk assessments, developing and implementing the controls necessary to protect the information entrusted to AD, and to and monitor and report on the performance of those controls.
Jacob McLein
VP of Enterprise Information Security @Southwire Company
Jacob McLein is an experienced information security leader with a proven track record of aligning cyber security strategy with business objectives. His expertise spans cyber risk management, IT & security governance, infosec program development, cyber security strategy and incident & crisis management.
Mike Hockett
Executive Editor @Modern Distribution Management
Mike Hockett is MDM's executive editor, having joined the publication in March 2022. He oversees MDM’s editorial content and direction, coordinates with contributing authors, conducts interviews with executives in the wholesale distribution space and serves as the editorial face of MDM at industry events. He has extensively covered the distribution and manufacturing sectors since 2014. Hockett earned a degree in print journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and works from his home in Madison, Wisconsin.