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May 24, 2022

#129: David Hatchell, Cybersecurity sales and business leader talks industrial controls systems and operational technology

“Industrial cybersecurity” is not just an imposing sounding term, it's a multi-billion dollar industry. From monetizing endpoints to breaking apart the systems and structures as a whole, cybersecurity has become something that’s top of every business leader’s mind.

In this episode, Dave Hatchell, long-time cybersecurity sales and business leader joins us to walk us through this subset of cyber security.  We take a deep dive into why customers need the software that runs their business to also hold up on the protection side of things. But those are two different selling points. How does the customer vary? From leaning into that question, you can start to determine how your sales approaches should vary.

Where do enterprise and industrial clients differ? With so many particular needs across so many particular industries, there are all kinds of start-ups popping up to address those highly specific industry needs. We touch on how you can be expected, as a salesperson, to solve those problems from industry to industry and from funding size to funding size.

At the end of the day, this is a hot topic and a hot industry. How can you plan to break into it on the sales front? As businesses expand into more verticals, you can be ready to meet them where they need their struggles solved. From automation to political insecurity, the critical infrastructure and OT security industry is only going to grow bigger.

If you are a sales leader at a startup, or you're in the sales team, and you're searching for your repeatable scalable sales process to grow sales faster, then please get in touch with me at andrew@unstoppable.do or you can also go to my site at www.unstoppable.do.

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