Podcast: Trends in Cybersecurity to Combat Cyberattacks Threatening Infrastructure and Corporations

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Ron Yearwood, Senior Managing Director | J.S. Held
Stefano Tsorotiotis, Cybersecurity Industry Analyst | Ocean Tomo, a part of J.S. Held
By Ron J. Yearwood, Jr. & Stefano Tsorotiotis

Cyberattacks are on the rise and becoming more complex and destructive to both corporations and infrastructure. According to one estimate, cybercrime will cost the world $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. The considerable increase in these attacks has given rise to the growth of the cybersecurity industry.

Not only is cybersecurity essential to business operations and personal privacy, but it is also vital to the functioning of governments and infrastructure around the world, making these areas ideal targets for cybercriminals. While improvements in cybersecurity are ongoing, the challenge for the industry is to create better and faster solutions to combat cyberthreats in real-time.

In this podcast interview on The Peggy Smedley Show, Ron Yearwood, Senior Managing Director at J.S. Held, and Stefano Tsorotiotis, Cybersecurity Industry Analyst with Ocean Tomo, a part of J.S. Held, delve into the emerging trends impacting the cybersecurity market.

Among the topics discussed are:

  • The 2023 Ocean Tomo Cybersecurity Industry Report
  • The fragmented cybersecurity market
  • The increase in M&A in the cybersecurity market
  • The strong demand for cybersecurity products
  • What steps companies should take to defeat and/or respond to ransomware and other attacks
  • The exposure of intellectual property and other confidential information that put national security and infrastructure at risk

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More About J.S. Held's Contributors

Ron J. Yearwood, Jr., is a Senior Managing Director in J.S. Held’s Digital Investigations and Discovery group. Mr. Yearwood, whose certifications include CISSP, CISM, and CIPM, has more than 30 years of experience combatting the foremost criminal and national security threats. He has substantial experience advising and collaborating with clients on incident response, cybersecurity preparedness/resiliency/risk mitigation, and complex investigations. Having spent more than 23 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Mr. Yearwood led strategic and investigative operations against hundreds of criminal and nation state cyber threat actors. During his tenure in the FBI Cyber Division, Mr. Yearwood served as a representative to the White House Cyber Response Group.

Ron can be reached at or +1 904 375 7792.

Stefano Tsorotiotis is an Analyst with the Valuation, Management Consulting practice for Ocean Tomo, a part of J.S. Held. The practice area appraises intellectual property and various intangible assets for acquisitions and divestitures, bankruptcy and restructuring, establishment of intellectual property monetization strategies including licensing, mergers and joint venture/partnership formations, litigation support, and financial reporting and tax matters.

Stefano can be reached at or +1 312 327 8013.

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