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Bill Virtue - Senior Partner Development Specialist

Bill Virtue

Bill is a Senior PDS focused on Dell Security products at Connection with over 20 years of experience in Networking Solutions, Information Security and Identity Management. Bill is a founding member of the ISSA NH chapter dedicated to promoting Information Security within the business community. Bill is also a US Navy veteran and held Operations Management positions within the Atlantic Fleet. Bill has broad knowledge in the Security and Compliance space and has consulted on large scale enterprise deployments and security projects and contributed to many technical articles and technology white papers.

When he has free time, Bill enjoys riding his Harley and catching up with friends and family. 

Areas of expertise:NetworkingSecurity

Articles by Bill Virtue


Cyber Responsibility, the Trickle-down Effect

From the Break Room to the Boardroom, Everyone Plays a Role in Cyber Security

by Bill Virtue | 10.14.16

Buckling your seatbelt for a single car ride doesn’t make for safe driving practices. Buckling your seatbelt for every car ride is a safer bet.

Best practices in cyber security demand that executives use and integrate policies that work consistently and coherently toward a collective defensive strategy among all users.

Tags:CEOConnectionCyber SecurityCyber-attacksTechnology

Stay Alert: Security Awareness In the Office and At Home

Protecting Information Wherever You Are

by Bill Virtue | 10.07.16

Does your security awareness training program offer everyday tips for staying safe online, at home and in the office? Maybe it’s time to think about making security personal and practical for everyday users, so that you can better protect your organization. Even if you tried, it would be a challenge to work and live off the grid. It’s just unreasonable to expect that people aren’t using multiple devices at every step—from the copy room to the soccer field. That’s why understanding the inherent risks in our connected lives is increasingly more important when it comes to protecting sensitive data and private information.

Tags:ConnectionCyber AwarenessDevicesFraudISPASecuritySecurity AwarenessSecurity Innovation

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Mobility, Data, and Security in Healthcare

Take Endpoint Security to a New Level

by Bill Virtue | 04.27.16

Mobile productivity continues to be a rising demand in healthcare as doctors, nurses, medical students, and other healthcare professionals need access to patient data. And health organizations must also address the fact that many healthcare professionals want to use their own devices to access this data. To balance mobile device productivity with patient privacy, endpoint security and compliance are critical for every healthcare organization.

Tags:BYODComplianceConnectionEndpoint SecurityMobility SolutionsPodcast

Data Breach Risk

Managing Data Breach Risk

Make It Your Business Priority

by Bill Virtue | 08.28.15

For today’s organization, managing risks to your critical information should be a business priority, not just an IT responsibility. We all know cyber-attacks damage reputations, destroy customer trust, and affect revenues. Yet, many organizations are still left wondering: What’s the true financial impact of a data breach?

Tags:ANSIComplianceCyber-attacksDataDellFISMAHIPAAIdentity TheftLaptopsMobile devicesPublic CloudSecurity

A Closer Look at 802.11ac

Are You Ready to Upgrade Your Wireless Network?

by Bill Virtue | 03.13.15

I had a conversation about networking performance with a customer recently, and I think many of the issues we talked about are relevant for a lot of organizations out there today. It’s no secret that IT departments are tasked with supporting a workforce that increasingly relies on mobile devices. And that mobility trend places a tremendous amount of pressure on the wireless network, as my customer was well aware. His wireless network, composed of Dell SonicWALL and SonicPoint wireless access points (APs) using 802.11n, was being pushed to the limit. Was 802.11ac the answer to his woes? 

Tags:BYODCloudDellDell SonicWALLMobilityNetworkingWi-Fi

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