Stephanie Cervantes, Privacy & Security Strategist
Stephanie Cervantes, Privacy and Security Strategist, with LinkSource Technologies is very familiar with the needs of law enforcement, government agencies and private sector organizations. Stephanie is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT). She has provided training and spoken at countless engagements with law enforcement throughout California, and is a subject matter expert on national panels and webcasts. Prior to joining LinkSource, she was the Chief IT Security Officer for the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and oversaw the management of the CLETS Unit providing access to the law enforcement network. As the Chief Security Architect for CalPERS, she oversaw the security of a large ERP and the development of a multi-year security roadmap. As the Chief Information Security Officer for the California Board of Equalization, she developed policies and presented Information Security Awareness Training to the Board’s 4,500 employees nationwide. Stephanie also founded and chaired the CA Inter-Agency Security Group for 20 years, which serves as a forum to assist and train security professionals in state government. Stephanie advises clients on each step of the Cyber Security Lifecycle, providing security training through live and virtual training events as well as assisting clients in navigating complex security and privacy regulations.
Curt Lewis, President and CEO of LinkSource, had this to say, “We’re excited to share Stephanie’s expertise with our existing clients as well as new clients. We were extremely deliberate in our efforts to bring Stephanie into the LinkSource team of experts. The benefits of her knowledge will be far-reaching, from educating clients on protecting themselves from potential data breaches as well as how to create a proactive security strategy.”
LinkSource Technologies is a Telecom and Technology Consulting company founded in 1998, located in Roseville, CA. With some of the best experts in the industry, many of whom were handpicked for their reputation and skills, they work with enterprise-level and Fortune 500 companies around the globe. LinkSource helps clients navigate the complex, and sometimes confusing, telecom landscape as well as educate them about cutting-edge technologies. These new technologies often enhance, secure or optimize legacy systems, which ultimately saves valuable time, creates business efficiencies and produces immediate return on investment (ROI), all of which has delivered more than $1.6 billion in savings to LinkSource clients.
According to Jason Newbold, Chief Sales Officer at LinkSource Technologies, “As client-directed concerns began to arise over security issues with increased usage of cloud services and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), LinkSource responded by adding scalable Cyber Security Lifecycle and Management services. Evaluating the client’s business environment from a security standpoint to ensure confidential data is kept private and protected from potential threats is the first step in the Cyber Security Lifecycle.”
Serving a Wide Range of Client Needs
Being named as one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Cyber Security Consulting Firms by The Silicon Review is not surprising as LinkSource Technologies has taken a different approach with their clients, setting themselves apart from the crowd. LinkSource is unique because of its highly qualified and skilled team, their holistic approach to both the telecom and cybersecurity lines of business as well as their unprecedented VIP Client Care.
One size does NOT fit all, which is why LinkSource suggests a variety of cybersecurity products, services, and managed services to their clients. The flexibility of having multiple vendor agreements in place serves a wide range of client needs, such as scalability and size.
This flexibility ultimately allows LinkSource to plug in the right services for the right client saving time and driving the focus on ROI.
A Vendor Agnostic Approach
Taking a vendor agnostic approach allows LinkSource the ability to evaluate their client’s business requirements with an open mind. After an initial evaluation has been completed, they look at their preferred vendors list to see which products and services best fit in the client’s business environment. This approach has been very successful as LinkSource is able to discover and vet first-rate companies and technologies in advance, which ultimately best serves the client.
As a result of working with LinkSource, one of the largest utility companies in California had this to report:
“The LinkSource team was quick and proactive in pulling together critical data our team needed to make key project decisions. They were also instrumental in pulling two typical-ly disparate departments together creating a win-win solution. Their professionalism and hard work has been consistent on every level of service we’ve experienced. I highly recommend LinkSource and their team. LinkSource Technologies was the glue that made everything work.”
Future Road Map
LinkSource Technologies is focused on building their cybersecurity line of business through advising and educating clients and prospects about the dangers in thinking that checking boxes on a compliance policy means their organization is secure. Compliance does NOT equal security. LinkSource’s focus is to help organizations understand the entire Cyber Security Lifecycle so they are both compliant AND secure. Advising on ‘best of breed’ products and services ensures their client’s business environment is optimized to its highest level and running as efficiently as possible.
About LinkSource Technologies®:
LinkSource believes that migrating to new technologies should be a seamless and simple experience for their clients. They partner with organizations to identify their unique business requirements and advise on secure, reliable, cost-effective solutions.
They are recognized technology advisors in the Telecom and Cloud Enablement industries and manage millions in annual client revenue for some of the most prominent global brands. LinkSource is known for thinking outside the box to create opportunities where others see obstacles. Their highly skilled, innovative team brings a fresh approach and perspective to common, and often complex problems. To learn more about LinkSource, click on the button below.