Darren Death


ASRC Federal

The costs of deferring important cyber decisions

Posted on: 22 Oct 2018

I was part of a conversation recently where someone stated that they were tired of all this cyber $%^t. It wasn’t the first time I heard such a sentiment expressed. It’s quite common to hear complaints about the importance placed on cybersecurity today. Unfortunately, those views ignore the rapid changes occurring in our society which are being supported…

Darren Death: Developing a business continuity plan – and sticking to it

Posted on: 01 Oct 2018

It is standard business practice for organizations to have a contingency plan after acknowledging the various threats and risks that it faces. Having a plan in place, however, is not enough. The organization must periodically update the plan, test how well it works, communicate it to stakeholders, and ensure that people have the capability to…

The Attacks of the Future

Posted on: 25 Jul 2018

What might the most damaging attacks of the future look like? The answer to the question may lie somewhere between the known patterns that attackers have established over the years, and signs that we are starting to see today. A look back It started with the sun and the moon. Solar Sunrise was discovered in…

RSA Conference 2016 Highlights – IT Security as a True Part of the Business

Posted on: 09 Mar 2016

RSA provides great opportunities for the CISO to learn in a compressed and diverse way to help further the implementation and management of their IT Security Programs. My goal this year was to look for guidance that didn’t focus on the old view of aligning the IT Security Program with the business. Mostly this message had the IT Security Program engaging in technical security with a goal of not upsetting business leaders. I was looking for sessions that…