Centric Consulting’s new Cybersecurity team, formerly The Mako Group, attended and hosted several events this past year that are worth noting.
Due to the increased quantity and depth of data breaches in the last two years, cybersecurity, risk and compliance are now an issue all companies – large and small, simple and complex – must address.
As such, our new Cybersecurity Consulting Services team has spent the last two years speaking at and attending conferences dedicated to learning more about this ever-evolving sector and contributing their knowledge to the forums.
Here’s a list of events and meetings they’ve attended or spoken to since 2022:
Global Telecom Solutions (GTS) 2023 Security Summit (June 8, 2023)
The Mako Group, LLC was a sponsor of the Global Telecom Solutions (GTS) 2023 Security Summit on June 8, 2023, at Walsh College in Troy, Michigan.
Shane O’Donnell, CPA, CISA, CCSFP, Michelle Arbini, and Matt Kipp participated in interactive workshops with GTS advisors and solutions experts.
Getting More Out of Your Penetration Test for the Northwest Ohio ISACA Chapter (May 15, 2023)
The Mako Group’s Matt Kipp and Brandyn Fisher presented on “Getting More Out of Your Penetration Test and Taking a Risk Based Approach to Testing” to the Northwest Ohio ISACA Chapter on May 15, 2023.
ISACA North American Conference 2023: Digital Trust World (May 9-11, 2023)
Members of The Mako Group attended ISACA North American Conference 2023: Digital Trust World, May 9-11, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Break Through Annual Pregnancy Help Conference (April 28, 2023)
The Mako Group’s Noah Hankinson and Jon Schillinger presented “Cybersecurity Best Practices at the Breakthrough” on April 28, 2023, during the Annual Pregnancy Help Conference at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.
“The Big What If?” with Global Telecom Solutions and TelDesigns (January 26, 2023)
The Mako Group’s Matt Kipp and Brandyn Fisher partnered with Global Telecom Solutions and TelDesigns to present “The Big What If” on January 26, 2023, at The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Focused on keeping businesses safe against ransom attacks, the program included real-life examples and solutions.
Showcasing Pen Testing in Real Time with C3 Technology (January 23, 2023)
The Mako Group’s Noah Hankinson demonstrated physical security testing on a financial institution in a video collaboration with C3 Technology Advisors on January 23, 2023.
Partner Advisory Council for Global Telecom Solutions (December 2, 2022)
Global Telecom Solutions (GTS) hosted its second annual Partner Advisory Council (PAC) from November 30 to December 2, 2022, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Matt Kipp, David Lefever, and Shane O’Donnell represented The Mako Group as a platinum event sponsor.
The Institute of Internal Auditors Indianapolis Chapter Training (November 15, 2022)
Members of The Mako Group audit team met in person during The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Indianapolis Chapter’s “Risk Assessment Done Right” training event on November 15, 2022, at Ceruti’s Catering in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Cyber Risk Management Forum by The Mako Group (September 8, 2022)
The Mako Group hosted its Cyber Risk Management Forum at the Detroit Athletic Club on September 8, 2022. The opportunity for peer sharing in a sales-free environment was well received by Michigan C-level tech and security professionals.
The agenda included a multi-year “Covid reflection,” remote work risks, IoT and/or OT, ransomware, CMMC, ISO, HITRUST, and CIS Control 18.
Global Telecom Solutions’ 8th Annual Open House (July 28, 2022)
Shane O’Donnell, Matt Kipp, and Brandyn Fisher represented The Mako Group at Global Telecom Solutions (GTS)’ 8th Annual Open House at the Detroit Athletic Club on July 28, 2022. The team received awards in two award categories, “Service Provider of the Year” and “Rising Star,” in recognition of its valued channel partnership with GTS.
Centric’s new Cybersecurity Consulting team will continue to play an active role in industry-related forums in the coming year.