Staying Ahead of the Curve: Cybersecurity Best Practices in the Age of AI

Updated on: April 10, 2024

Jeff Bathurst, Director | Technology Advisory

Published by the Baltimore Business Journal on June 1, 2023

“Cybersecurity is an organization-wide responsibility. Whether it’s employee training, technology services, processes, vendor management controls—all the above, it resides at the top. But it’s not just at the CEO or COO level… We are seeing a lot of boards have cybersecurity representation.”

As companies expand and move deeper into the digital landscape, they face an increasing number of cyber threats. To combat this, many businesses are turning to advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) to increase cybersecurity measures. While implementing the latest technology can help enhance security protocols and make life easier, remaining vigilant is crucial for organizations.

In a recent Baltimore Business Journal article, tech experts in Maryland discuss the opportunities and challenges within the realm of cybersecurity and AI, and how large companies can provide support to small businesses as they continue to recover from the pandemic and navigate the uncertain economy.

Jeff Bathurst, a Director in SC&H’s Technology group, covers:

  • The need for organizations to have cybersecurity best practices in place due to increasingly stringent requirements set forth by insurance companies
  • The opportunities and challenges AI brings to school systems
  • Risks AI presents to proprietary data, an organization’s data, and people as a whole
  • How the fast pace of technology innovation is impacting the workforce

Read the full article to learn more about the complexities of new technology capabilities and how you can support your organization’s future growth.

About Jeff Bathurst

Jeff Bathurst leads SC&H Group’s Technology Advisory and Cybersecurity practices where he helps leaders and teams to effectively leverage technology and understand the potential impacts on their organization. With more than 32 years of experience, Jeff specializes in working with middle-market companies and nonprofit organizations to evaluate technology options, assess current IT environments, understand security and risk implications, and develop and implement strategic IT solutions to ensure more efficient operations.

He maintains expertise in IT strategy development, technology evaluation and analysis, technical architecture design, project management, and process excellence across various technologies and platforms.

Prior to joining SC&H, Jeff served as the Chief Information Officer Advisor, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and Senior Infrastructure Leader for several large, Maryland-based organizations where he led numerous complex IT projects and oversaw efforts in process excellence, governance, information security, infrastructure, and application development and support.

Other Participants:

  • Kimberley Mentzer, Senior Managing Director of Accenture
  • Chris Sachse, CEO of Think|Stack
  • Joe Poling, President of Think Consulting
  • Dan Carr Beltway, Region Vice President of Comcast Business
  • Bisi Oladipupo, CIO of Morgan State University
  • Joshua Apodaca-Muehlenweg, Senior Director, Enterprise Services of Comcast Business
  • Ed Mullin, Executive Director of Baltimore Robotics Center

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