Cybersecurity Month: IT Team Spotlight, Dustin Riley

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

What is Cybersecurity?

It is the protection against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data.

Ever wanted to know who the Vizergy experts are? Each week during this month, we are going to introduce you to one of our Cybersecurity experts.

Today, we want to introduce you to Vizergy’s Senior Systems and Hosting Administrator, Dustin Riley:

About Dustin:

Dustin started with Vizergy 5 years ago as a Systems & Hosting Administrator working his way to Senior Systems and Hosting Administrator. It’s safe to say, he is a valuable asset to the Vizergy team. He is currently working towards his Cybersecurity Master’s Degree from the University of South Florida, and is applying that knowledge to his work here at Vizergy.

Fun fact: He has a french bulldog with his own instagram! Check out hemingway by following @hemingway_the_frenchbulldog

Day to Day Operation:

Coming from the Marine Corps, he has a strong mental thought process that puts security at the forefront of many decisions. This is one of the many reasons he is so great at his job. Leveraging Vizergy’s proactive, multi-layered monitoring system and log reports are among the first steps of his day.

Day to day, he is checking for inconsistencies on our corporate machines or within the hosting environment.

Dustin says, “Keeping a regular stream of updates moving through our test environments to get them ready for production is something that the team here does really well.”

Vizergy uses social media platforms of known experts and vendors in order to keep them in the know! Using new services and features within Vizergy’s hosting platform is something he takes pride in, with the likes of a Content Delivery Network (CDN) that was implemented with end-to-end encryption directly from the platform.

Vizergy recently implemented one of the best SSL Certificate systems, Let’s Encrypt, in order to leverage the latest and greatest in SSL advancements. Vizergy also has the flexibility to revoke and reissue SSL Certificates quickly to ensure all websites are secure within standards of today, and tomorrow.

Dustin says the best tool we have to fight off evil doers would be education. Education of all Vizergy employees of the current Cybersecurity risks and attacks that are on-going, like phishing, have dramatically reduced Vizergy’s vulnerability.

Next week, we will be introducing another special IT Vizergy employee.

Stay tuned!

If you haven’t read our latest blog post all about SSL, you can read it here.

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