Kirk Samuels

Executive Director, Cybersecurity

Kirk is Agio’s Executive Director of Cybersecurity, focused on developing and delivering cybersecurity services to private equity firms. His expertise includes risk assessment, incident response, web development security, payment card industry (PCI) compliance, and cryptocurrency security. Kirk is an (ISC) Certified Information Systems Security Professional, PCI Associate Qualified Security Assessor, Blockchain Council Certified Cryptocurrency Expert, (ISC) Certified Cloud Security Professional and has earned a Cloud Security Alliance Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge.

Articles by Kirk Samuels

Cybersecurity

SEC Cybersecurity Rule Changes: The Straight Path to Now

On February 9th, 2022 the United States Securities and Exchange…

Cybersecurity

SEC Rule 38a-2 Means You Can’t Ignore Cyber Governance Anymore

On February 9, 2022, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) published…

Cybersecurity

Changes in Cybersecurity are Coming in 2022. Can You Meet the Challenge?

In 2021, SEC Commissioner Elad L. Roisman gave a speech…

Cybersecurity

Colonial Pipeline Ransomware: What We Can Learn from This Attack

The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack in May 2021 had the most far-reaching impact of…

Cybersecurity

Keep Your Data Safe During a Nation-State Threat

Just when you think the dust has settled from the…

Cybersecurity

Your Network is Only as Secure as Your Vendors’ Networks

With supply chain attacks dominating recent headlines, companies are re-evaluating how third-party vendor behavior…

Cybersecurity

Are Portfolio Companies Ready for Business as Usual?

Coming out of the height of COVID-19, how are portfolio…

Private Equity

Are Your Portfolio Companies Vulnerable to COVID-19 Phishing Scams?

Phishing attacks targeting private equity firms’ portfolio companies aren’t new,…

Cybersecurity

Protecting Private Equity, Real Estate, and Credit from Wire and Payment Transfer Fraud

Wire and payment transfer fraud are two of the top…

Cybersecurity

Your Portfolio Companies are Under Siege

In light of an increased threat of cyber-attacks from Iran,…

Cybersecurity

The Changing Threat of Email Attacks on Private Equity Firms and Portfolio Companies

Email attacks continue to be the most used and most…

Cybersecurity

Here are the Top 3 Portfolio Company Cybersecurity Risks

As breaches and compliance violations increase in the headlines, private…

Cybersecurity

How the Most Secure Private Equity Firms Manage Deal Data

“We can’t do that,” was the response from IT. The…

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