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A Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity and Compliance

Mike Ferris and Mike Brooks of Abacode on the MCCP Model
A Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity and Compliance
Mike Ferris, CEO, (left) and Mike Brooks, SVP and resident CISO, Abacode

Mike Ferris and Mike Brooks of Abacode, a managed cybersecurity and compliance provider, discuss how the MCCP model helps businesses implement a holistic, framework-based cybersecurity program that provides continuous security and compliance.

Compliance with standards such as SOC 2, ISO 27001 can be overwhelming for businesses that don’t have in-house resources. But compliance is an essential component of risk management, Brooks says.

In this CyberTheory interview, Ferris and Brooks discuss:

  • The convergence of cybersecurity and compliance in the new category MCCP;
  • How MSSPs can avoid getting attacked;
  • The future of cybersecurity and compliance.

Over the past 20 years, Ferris, the CEO of Abacode, has been a founder and CEO of several companies, including Valet Living, a full-service amenities provider. He also was on the board of directors for New Mountain Capital, an asset management firm, and a member of the Cybersecurity Task Force Committee for the Department of Homeland Security.

Brooks, senior vice president and resident CISO at Abacode, has over 20 years of experience in developing, implementing and operating cybersecurity programs for the Department of Defense and private sector clients in numerous industries. He is a retired Air Force officer with experience as both a CIO and CISO.

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