BUSINESS INFORMATION SOLUTIONS, INC. FOUNDER AND CEO PHILLIP LONG EARNS THE CERTIFIED INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY PROFESSIONAL (CISSP) DESIGNATION
ROBERTSDALE, Alabama (DATE TBD) - Phillip Long, founder and CEO of BIS Technology Group and owner of Business Information Solutions, Inc., recently completed cyber security training to become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Long is among a small, respected group of IT professionals who have earned the CISSP designation, a globally recognized security standard achievement bestowed by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, or ISC2. ISC2 is a nonprofit organization specializing in information security education and certifications.
Long, who founded BIS Technology Group in 2001, has 17 years of experience in information technology security. He helps to educate the public about the risks of cyber-attacks and hacks, offering free educational seminars to companies and individuals along the Gulf Coast throughout the year.
“When an individual is attacked, they are considered a victim and are offered help,” Long said. “When a company is hacked, it is also an unwarranted attack, but the company can be viewed as irresponsible, rather than as a victim. That’s because people expect businesses to protect personal information. Once trust is broken, it’s often difficult to earn back.”
The Equifax data breach is the latest example of large-scale malicious hacking. The credit histories and financial records of at least 143 million customers may have been compromised, according to published reports. The hack began in mid-May and continued through July, 2017. The breach wasn’t reported to those it potentially affected until September.
“Our team of technology experts work proactively and strategically to provide the support and solutions clients need,” Long said. “We remain focused on providing business solutions that make lives easier, lower costs, drastically reduce security risks, eliminate waste and allow business owners to focus on doing what they do best: running their organizations.”
ABOUT PHILLIP LONG, FOUNDER, CEO BUSINESS INFORMATION SOLUTIONS (BIS)
Phillip Long is an entrepreneur who specializes in providing technology solutions and security consulting to businesses along the Gulf Coast. He has served more than 17 years in the technology field and has a total of 30 years of business experience. He founded Business Information Solutions (BIS) in 2001, and has been instrumental in the directing the firm's strategic growth. BIS now features three divisions, as well as the Veritas consulting firm. His hobbies include fishing, wing shooting, cooking and reading.
As a CEO and entrepreneur, Long has expanded his drive for knowledge and growth into a desire to share his experience and passion with others in the business world. Long believes that as a leader, your success isn’t simply measured by what you achieve, but by what those around you achieve: “My focus has always been and will always be to help clients achieve success in every way possible."
ABOUT BUSINESS INFORMATION SOLUTIONS (BIS)
Business Information Solutions, a division of BIS Technology Group, is a nationally-recognized full-service IT support company specializing in comprehensive IT solutions for businesses on the Gulf Coast. Learn more by calling 251.410.7601 or visiting askbis.com.
ABOUT BIS TECHNOLOGY GROUP
Founded in 2001, BIS Technology Group is the technology leader on the Gulf Coast comprised of four divisions: information technology, web design & digital marketing, office equipment and business consulting. Together these divisions help local businesses exceed expectations and allow them to grow to their full potential while minimizing risks. To learn more about BIS Technology Group, go to www.bistechnologygroup.com.
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY CERTIFICATION CONSORTIUM (ISC2)
(ISC2) is an international nonprofit membership assocIatIon focused on inspIrIng a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification, (ISC) offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. ISC membership, over 125,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation, The Center for Cyber Safety and Education. For more information on (ISC) visit www.isc2.org, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook.