The Supply Chain Buzz for November 15th Featuring Richard Hummel with NETSCOUT - Digital Transformers

Episode 17

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19th Nov 2021

The Supply Chain Buzz for November 15th Featuring Richard Hummel with NETSCOUT

It's a Digital Transformers takeover of the Supply Chain Buzz for November 15, produced in partnership with TNS - and with good reason! According to cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, DDoS attacks have increased by 24% in the past year, while smart DDoS attacks increased by 31%. That's a big problem for supply chains big and small, particularly as digital transformation efforts widen the network of third-party providers and IoT endpoints (that double nicely as attack vectors). In this livestream, co-hosts Scott and Kevin tackle the topic of cybersecurity with a little help from featured guest Richard Hummel, Manager of Threat Intelligence at NETSCOUT. Join this dynamic trio as they break down the increasing speed and bandwidth of DDos attacks, new, more targeted ransomware strategies, the intricate web of entities impacted by supply chain vulnerabilities - and the shift to manufacturing firms as the latest target of cyber attacks. You'll learn new terms like "honeypot," get actionable strategies for safeguarding your network - and find out how you can get timely updates on the threat landscape from NETSCOUT.

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Digital Transformers
Companies and executives that are leading business transformation in their industries.
At a pace faster than any Hollywood movie, digitalization has taken the supply chain world by storm. But do you have what it takes to become a real-life digital transformer? This livestream series connects you with the information you need on the immediate value of digitalization. And who better to guide you than host Kevin L Jackson, who has been recognized as a “Top 5G Influencer” (Onalytica 2019, Radar 2020) and a “Top 50 Global Digital Transformation Thought Leader” (Thinkers 360 2019)? Join Kevin as he highlights the companies and executives leading global industries into the digital future.

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Kevin Jackson

Kevin L. Jackson is a globally recognized Thought Leader, Industry Influencer and business consultant. The bestselling author’s latest project, “Quitless: The Power of Persistence in Business and Life”, was ranked as such by both The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. He has also been recognized as a “Top 5G Influencer” (Onalytica 2019, Radar 2020), a “Top 50 Global Digital Transformation Thought Leader” (Thinkers 360 2019). Kevin also provides strategic consulting and integrated social media services to AT&T, Intel, Broadcom, Ericsson and other leading companies. He is host of “Digital Transformers on Supply Chain Now” podcast and video blog, part of a family of shows ranked by Listen Score as in the top 1.5% of 1,977,479 globally ranked podcasts. Kevin Jackson will also be featured by Red Knight Production Company on the second season of their next hit streaming TV series “The Social Movement.” Ethos and mission of The Social Movement is to impact humanity at scale, make a real difference in the world, and inspire a real social movement.

Mr. Jackson’s commercial experience includes Vice President J.P. Morgan Chase, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and SAIC (Engility) Director Cloud Solutions. He has served on teams that have supported digital transformation projects for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the US Intelligence Community. He currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer for SourceConnecte (, a blockchain-enabled B2B e-commerce platform that is also a member of the Trust Your Supplier ( network, and a Senior Vice President of Total Network Services (, a fully decentralized global data network developed specifically to address the current needs of the blockchain community.