Charter Announces Its Latest Podcast – Charter's Cybersecurity Best Practices

This second podcast on security in October's Cybersecurity Awareness Month discusses best practices and how to plan and execute a cybersecurity strategy that protects the people, your assets, and the devices of your organizations.

VICTORIA, BC - 2023.October.20 — Charter Telecom, a leading IT services provider and reseller, announced today the release of the latest edition in its monthly Charter Engage: Know IT podcast series, called “Charter’s Cybersecurity Best Practices,” which discusses what’s happening in the field, through real-world case-study examples, the top security issues and challenges, and ways that businesses can protect their environment by capitalizing on IT, OT, IoT, and AI technology.

Top consulting firms worldwide warn that either your organization has already been hacked or is likely to be. Cybersecurity statistics reveal that there are 2,200 cyber attacks daily, with an average cyber attack happening every 39 seconds. In the US, data breaches cost an average of $9.5 million, and cybercrime is predicted to cost $8 trillion by 2023 (

Get to know our contributors: Ronnie Scott, our Chief Technology Officer, Krisann McDonnell, Charter’s Security Practice Lead, Josh Patton, our Principal Architect – Security, and Mark George, Charter’s Director – Energy, Resources & Industrial Markets as they have a roundtable discussion touching on having good cybersecurity process for your organization; foundational framework pillars to rely on; how to put strategies in place; and issues around cyber insurance.

“It does take a machine to be able to catch a machine, and a human to be able to catch a human.” - Krisann McDonnell, Charter, Security Practice Lead

This is the third of four Charter Engage: Know IT podcasts set to be released weekly in October.

• Week 1 - Charter’s Business Transformation Roadshow: A Practical Approach to Business Transformation

• Week 2 - Cybersecurity Awareness Featuring Jason Maynard

• Week 3 - Charter's Cybersecurity Best Practices

• Week 4 - IT Staff Smarts: The Augmentation Approach

The podcast will appear on all top podcast platforms. It can be also accessed through this link -

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About Charter

Charter (, an award-winning IT solution and managed services provider, was founded in 1997 in Victoria, BC, Canada. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of innovative IT solutions, managed services, project delivery, and consulting services. Our mission is to align people, process, and technologies to build better organizations, enhance communication, boost operational performance, and modernize businesses. Our team of experts leverages a business architecture methodology and a human-centered design approach to drive successful digital transformations for our clients, unlocking new opportunities, generating value, and promoting growth. We provide knowledge and support that extends beyond our clients’ businesses, empowering them to focus on their core operations.

Business in Vancouver Magazine has recognized Charter as one of the "Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in B.C. in 2023" based on 5-year revenue growth from 2018 - 2022.

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