Christine Vanderpool


Florida Crystals

Are you a Means, Motive or Opportunity CISO?

Posted on: 19 Sep 2019

I was recently asked why there has been a spike in incident alerts during the current month. As I gave my answer, I noticed that I was focusing on the reasons behind “why” the numbers had risen and it became apparent to me that when I explain risks, I tend to focus on the motive…

Solving the security fear of commitment

Posted on: 12 Apr 2019

  Here is a fun exercise if you are bored. Go into any grocery or superstore. If you prefer online shopping, log onto your favorite retailer and find/pick any one category of products. Next, count how many brands there are in that one category. Then, count how many different options or different stock keeping units…

And the Password Is…Password!

Posted on: 04 May 2016

Passwords are not a means of securing information.  Bill Gates told us this in 2004, but it’s 2016 now and this time, we really mean it. Gates’ reasoning was that passwords were just insufficient to protect the growing information field and the privacy of sensitive information.  The problem now is not that passwords are insecure –…

Just Listen – A CISO’s Advice to Security Vendors

Posted on: 22 Feb 2016

Close your eyes and imagine you are standing in the middle of a car dealership showroom floor. What feelings and emotions are invoked? Do you feel stress, anger, hesitation, nauseated and a ton of other negative sentiments? If so, why do you think this is? I believe it is because most everyone has had a…

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? And Wearable Devices

Posted on: 08 Jun 2015

Why did the chicken cross the road? To add 200 more steps to his daily wearable device count! But did the chicken ever stop to think about the impact to his life if that data were to be breached? I have my doubts. In today’s world with the increasing number of devices that we use and…

Want to Know What’s the Secret to YOUR Success?

Posted on: 14 Apr 2015

So you want to know what the secret to success is. First, you need to change the way you look at and ask the question. Instead of wondering what the secret to success is, you should be questioning what the secret to YOUR success is. Spoiler alert: The answer is in the last little bit.…

How Not to Gamble with Your IT Security Strategy

Posted on: 30 Mar 2015

It’s no secret that I love Las Vegas and all it has to offer including gambling. To me, this is a natural affection due to what I do in my day-to-day life. Isn’t that what we as IT Security professionals do every day, gamble? But instead of gambling with our own money or chips, we…