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Shields Up

Join cybersecurity experts from across the industry as they help you understand how best to implement #ShieldsUp in your organization in this time of heightened security concerns.


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3 Guest Headshots Karen O'Reilly Smith, Chris Hughes, and Patty Wright




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Our Discussion + Resources

This week in Cloud

  1. How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will affect your cybersecurity | TechRepublic 
  2. Tech Companies Help Defend Ukraine Against Cyberattacks - The New York Times ( 

Additional Resource

  1. Shields Up | CISA 

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Jeff DeVerter

Chief Technical Evangelist

Jeff DeVerter

Jeff has 25 years of experience in IT and technology, and has worked at Rackspace Technology for over 10 years. Jeff is a proven strategic leader who has helped companies like American Express, Ralph Lauren, and Thompson Reuters create and execute against multi-year digital transformation strategies. During his time at Rackspace Technology, Jeff has launched and managed many of the products and services that Rackspace Technology offers, as well as supporting merger and acquisition activities to enhance those offerings. Jeff is the father of two young men and husband to his wife Michelle of 27 years. When not at Rackspace Technology or around San Antonio, you can find Jeff doing land restoration on his ranch in the Texas hill country.

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