Sony Hack Settlement

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Nov 08, 2015 09:00 pm PST

Bill Berutti president of the Performance & Availability product line and president of the Cloud Management / Data Center Automation product line for BMC Software, Inc is able to speak about how the cost of modern day data breaches are huge – not just in terms of data loss and damaged reputations, but also in terms of significant financial losses.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Bill Berutti, President, Performance & Availability and Cloud Management/Data Center Automation at BMC :

“In today’s digital, data-led economy, customers, employees and stakeholders can demand more from digital businesses, more than ever before. It is therefore imperative that businesses of all sizes, whether you are a high-profile brand such as Sony Pictures or an emerging SME, are taking every possible effort to secure customer data as a standard procedure – not as an afterthought in response to a data breach. In order to keep the hackers at bay, digital businesses should consider implementing practical steps to bolster perimeter security, such as :

  • Respond as quickly as possible to a known vulnerability to close the ‘SecOps gap’- the time it takes for a company to reduce the time it is vulnerable to any given security issue
  • Secure all internal systems- not just the most vulnerable
  • Take steps to secure third party software- this can often be the gateway to a huge security incident within the company

Taking these steps from the get-go could maintain reputations, prevent significant financial losses, and ultimately help retain a loyal employee and customer base for the future.”[/su_note]

[su_box title=”About Bill Berutti” style=”noise” box_color=”#336588″]Bill BeruttiBill Berutti is the president of the Performance & Availability product line and president of the Cloud Management / Data Center Automation product line for BMC Software, Inc. Berutti joined BMC in April 2014 and has led a business and innovation strategy focused on performance analytics, hybrid cloud management and security operations which has delivered significant customer value and double-digit new business growth.

Prior to joining BMC, Berutti was at PTC where he was executive vice president and general manager of Service Lifecycle Management, the company’s fastest growing business unit. As general manager of SLM, Berutti doubled the size of the business over two years through both organic and acquired growth. His 17-year career at PTC also included senior leadership roles in general management, corporate development, marketing, product management and sales. Berutti began his career at Wallace Computer Services where he was a successful sales leader.

Berutti holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and he is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Finance for Senior Executives program. He served as a board member of City Year Boston from 2003 to 2012, and he is an alumni volunteer for Miami University.[/su_box]

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