The digital age has proven to be a boon to businesses in terms of success and growth. The increased frequency of introducing novel and unique ideas and technology in this era has changed and improved how enterprises conduct business. The digital era has made the process of conducting business more streamlined and enabled companies to think in newer ways and introduce innovation. Driven by data, the new way to do business has also introduced new challenges.

These new challenges are profound and enable businesses to work on integrating new technologies. Adapting to and integrating new technology has turned into a race for survival. This race has taken on such an alarming aspect because as new technology gets introduced, the earlier ways to conduct business become obsolete. And this obsolescence can happen overnight. And as the rapid introduction of digital technology ramps up, so does the need for businesses to adapt to it. So, it goes without saying that digital growth can be equated to business growth. And this has led to stiff competition between businesses in which business first becomes better equipped to face the challenges of the digital era.

The stiffer the competition, the greater the chances of a business that adapts to the new technological advancement to become successful. This approach breeds more opportunities, as well as introduces newer challenges. And these challenges can be met with the innovative use of technology. So, it comes back to the idea that a business that adopts a more novel approach, the better are the chances of gaining an edge over the competition. But sometimes, a business needs help to face the challenges of the digital era.

The challenges faced by businesses in this era are much more sophisticated and evolved than ever before. The aspect of digital data protection has become much more significant. As data drives businesses, the need to protect that has become a matter of urgency. Keeping sensitive business data safe from intrusion has given rise to a whole new industry; cybersecurity consultancy. A cybersecurity consultancy firm can help a business protect its important data. Black hat hackers, individuals who are interested in violating a company’s computer security for the sake of personal gains or out of malice, have become much more effective at getting to the sensitive data of a business. This is where cybersecurity agencies can help businesses.  

Businesses can partner with a consultancy to help them develop and implement a stronger security infrastructure to safeguard their sensitive data. Consultancies can help businesses in all aspects of implementing a safer and streamlined process. Consultancies enable businesses to focus on growth while analyzing the business to identify areas that can be improved. These consultant agencies are driven by the experiences and expertise of visionaries that understand the needs of businesses. Alex Sharpe is one visionary with vast experience in cybersecurity and helping businesses attain digital transformation.

Alex Sharpe is a recognized thought leader in cybersecurity, digital transformation, and risk management. 

Alex Sharpe has more than three decades of profound experience in privacy and cybersecurity with factual operational experience. Unlike most cyber professionals, Mr. Sharpe has built and led businesses. He is one of the very few with strong business and cybersecurity skills.

Born in Nutley, NJ, Alex Sharpe is an American business leader with deep cybersecurity and risk management background. He is also the founder of Sharpe Management Consulting LLC. Sharpe Management Consulting LLC provides services in the areas of Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity, Complex Program Management, and Mergers & Acquisitions. (M&A). In addition to that, the experience and expertise that Alex Sharpe brings to the table enable Sharpe Management Consultancy LLC to help businesses embrace innovation, boost productivity, automate processes, launch new services, and enter new markets. 

He has delivered to clients in almost thirty countries on every continent except Antarctica. He has enabled government agencies and corporations reap the rewards afforded by technology while managing their cyber risk throughout his career. This in-depth and real-world provides him with a deeper grasp of the balance between operational effectiveness, cybersecurity, and business realities.

Alex Sharpe is a member of the board of BWG Strategy. He is a guest lecturer and speaker. He attended the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), earning his BSEE concentrating in Computer Engineering with minors in Math, and Computer Science in 1986. He received his Master’s from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in 1995 in Systems Engineering, Operations Management, and Program/Project Management. Sharpe’s profound experience and talent won him two merit awards from the Columbia Business School in 2018.

Mr. Sharpe has contributed to several National and International efforts, including changes to regulatory environments for Crypto Currency and Digital Assets, the U.S. adoption of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), the development of the Operational Resilience Framework (ORF), and the development of frameworks for Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP)/ Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) for the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

Alex Sharpe began his professional career at the National Security Agency (NSA) in 1986. He moved into the management consulting ranks, where he built practices at Booz Allen and KPMG. After gaining profound experience in business strategy and corporate governance, Sharpe co-founded two firms, including the Hackett Group, where he ran the eBusiness P&L for the firm, and eForce as the Vice President of Global Operations. He subsequently went out on his own advising boards and senior executive on business strategy, cyber risk, complex program management, and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). Throughout his career, Alex regularly works with regulators, industry bodies, and standards organizations like the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), ISACA, InfraGard, Global Resilience Federation (GRF), the Global Digital Currency and Asset Association (Global DCA), the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), NIST and ISO.