Today we’re talking to Eric Wilkens, Director of Cybersecurity at Arvig; and we discuss how the cybersecurity landscape has changed in the last twenty years; whether companies should pay for their data back in a ransomware attack; and why it’s critical for every team member to be responsible for cybersecurity.

All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast! 

About Eric Wilkens:

20+ years of Information Technology experience. Seven years in the banking industry working in Information Security and Systems Administration. Ten years teaching in higher education in topics including Information Security, Networking, Systems Administration, and Political Science. Over five years working for an ISP focusing on system architecture and Cybersecurity.

About Arvig:

Great service is all about providing you with the ultimate experience, and that’s something you will always receive with Arvig. Our employee-owners are passionate about taking the time to understand your business’s current and future goals to ensure we provide the right telecommunications solution.

Arvig is a Minnesota employee-owned Telecommunications Company that has been providing homes and businesses with high-speed cutting-edge products and services since 1950.

Business solutions for fiber construction, internet, business IT, WiFi, TV, local/long distance phone, business phone systems, security, and more:

Arvig Answering Solutions: (formerly Time Communications)

Internet, Managed WiFi, TV, phone and security for your home:

Arvig’s Multiwav internet service: (available for townhomes, condos, apartment buildings in the Twin Cities, St Cloud and Rochester)

Joel Beasley

Joel Beasley founded the Modern CTO Podcast in 2017 while writing his book, the Modern CTO book, with the goal of interviewing CTOs and sharing their experiences with others in the tech community.

Joel’s conversational style and insightful questions quickly gained traction, attracting high-profile guests such as Microsoft’s CTO, Kevin Scott, and T-Mobile’s CIO, Cody Stanford. With each episode, the podcast’s popularity continued to grow, and soon, Joel found himself with a waiting list of future guests.

Today, the Modern CTO Podcast has become the number one leadership and tech podcast in the world, with over 150k active listeners, including CTOs, lead developers, and rising tech leaders. Joel’s commitment to creating a conversational atmosphere for his guests to share their experiences has inspired a new generation of leaders and innovators.

As the success of the podcast grew, Joel founded ProSeries Media, a podcast production company that helps companies worldwide create their own podcasts. With a team of producers, content creators, and podcast bookers, ProSeries Media produces over ten shows, providing a platform for companies to connect with their audience and share their expertise.

Through his work on the Modern CTO Podcast and ProSeries Media, Joel Beasley has become a respected voice in the tech industry, inspiring others to share their knowledge and insights with the wider community. His passion for creating engaging content that informs, inspires, and entertains has made him a sought-after speaker and advisor on all things tech.

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