WVRF in Philadelphia at 11:15 AM 3/29/2021

Our first guest is Nick Rossmann, Global Threat Intelligence Lead, IBM Security X-Force. Cyber-attacks on businesses and consumers are becoming more common each year, and the attacker’s quick shift to COVID-19 response efforts last year indicates how adaptable, resourceful and persistent they are. IBM’s Nick Rossmann will talk about some of these trends in more detail, how they might play out in 2021, and what consumers and businesses can do to protect themselves.

Nick leads the threat intelligence teams that support clients and incident response at IBM. Prior to IBM, he help various roles in the private and public sector, such as FireEye, where he managed its threat intelligence production, as well as the U.S. intelligence community. https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickrossmann

With spring in the air, and warm weather around the corner, many might be tackling a few home improvement projects. But what about sprucing up your home Internet? These days connectivity is more important than ever. We have a timely interview with Andrew Testa, Verizon’s resident 5G expert, will discuss this latest announcement for the future of home broadband with the expansion of 5G Home to 28 cities across the country (listed below) and what it means for households. 

Andrew Testa is spokesperson for Verizon’s Consumer Group where he leads local area communications for the company. He is Verizon’s resident 5G expert responsible for telling Verizon’s 5G story and how this new technology will be a game-changer for how we, as a society will live, work and play. For more information go to: https://www.verizon.com/

Our last guest today is Kitty Chaney Reed, Vice President of Enterprise Operations at IBM, Co-Author of IBM’s “Women, leadership and missed opportunities” study. Promoting inclusion and equality in the workplace at IBM and the tech industry at large is a key facet of our business. Ms. Reed is discussing the IBM Study during Women’s History Month to highlight the key findings from the IBV study and share how companies can make equity a priority for all of their employees.  For more informationibm.com/ibv

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