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February 26, 2019

What can YOU do about Data Protection? - Chuck Egerter, Guardian Eagle



This month our long-time host and sponsor, Chuck Egerter, will step to the front of the room to talk about the transformation from Eagle Datagistics to Guardian Eagle. Chuck will give us some insights into where the company is going and how that still puts data and the database in the center of it all.

Guardian Eagle is a Data Protection company that secures your data from the inside out. We truly save companies from data nightmares! Our legacy expertise in databases, business continuity, replication, performance tuning, and data security has allowed us to help our customers experience less down time, zero data loss, and highly tuned systems that perform and scale.
  • Cybersecurity spending to exceed $1 trillion from 2017 to 2021
  • By 2021 the damage costs due to cybercrime will cost $6 trillion annually
  • A business will fall victim to a ransomware attack every 14 seconds by 2019
  • Over 40% of cybercrime attacks target Small Businesses
  • Sophisticated and targeted attacks often go unnoticed for years. The average dwell time for a sophisticated breech is 3 months before being noticed
  • Because there are so many attacks, as many as 44% go uninvestigated
We have all seen a dramatic increase demand for cyber-security products and services. Interestingly, the most valued assets companies must protect are in the database. This positions Guardian Eagle perfectly to approach the issue 'from the inside out.' In fact, over the past several years, we have seen our legacy data-protection solutions save our customers from data security nightmares that have included external attacks that made it past traditional measures. Historically, most security solutions approach the problem from the 'outside-in,' deploying more and better firewalls, intrusion detection, active monitoring, AI, etc. Yet, daily, we see well-known companies have these security measures by-passed and shocking amounts of our personal data escaping. Often, we find out companies aren't focusing enough on their data and the breach or attack could have been thwarted. But at Eagle, we have been protecting our customers data for years through encryption, audit, redaction & masking, redundancies, advanced access controls, and additional solutions that extend out from the data layer. Our data-centric expertise and approach uniquely positions us in the market to improve security and 'save companies from data nightmares!' To better accomplish these newly highlighted goals, we are rebranding the company from Eagle Datagistics to Guardian Eagle.

Our company philosophy is to positively influence everyone we touch. This applies to clients, vendors, partners, and each other. These ideals are reflected in our five core values: Customer Experience, Excellence, Feed Passion, Teamwork, and Good Karma. We are so committed to our core values that each quarter we recognize each other for practicing them in our daily work. In 2016, Eagle Datagistics won the Tampa Bay Business Journal's award for Overall Best Place to work. A large part of winning that award is a reflection on our commitment to our Core Values.

We look forward to continuing to build on great relationships, core values, and industry leading expertise as we pivot the company to focus on protecting your data!

As one of the Charter Members of SOUG, Chuck has been one of our biggest supporters for a long time. He is very engaged in the community and supports a number of charitable causes in the area. You can learn more about him here.



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