David Sherry

CISO

Princeton University


Why I look Forward to October

Posted on: 09 Sep 2015

Life on a college campus changes in the Fall. In a way, just like the seasons, life in higher ed is very cyclical, and the beginning of the semester is one of excitement.  It also ends a busy season for the IT group, which is commonly known to all others as “summer break.” Much of…

The Silver Lining of an Intense Security Week

Posted on: 01 Oct 2014

As security practitioners, we know that nary a day goes by when our schedule for the day (or week) goes as planned.  There is always an alert to address, an attack to thwart, an email that takes priority or a senior leader that needs data right away.  We’ve all experienced this, and we are only…

Thanks for the CISO Recognition (I think)

Posted on: 28 Jul 2014

Most of you reading this are security practitioners, and I can safely assume that each of you has discussed this topic at conferences and airports for years:  Is our role a thankless one, and one doomed for failure? A recent article in the New York Times on July 20, 20141 provided an objective look at…

CISOs as Rock Stars. Really?

Posted on: 17 Jun 2014

Life as a Chief Information Security Officer can oftentimes be hard on the ego.  It is surely one career in which it is easy to fall in to an identity crises (which is a different “identity management” than we are used to dealing with). How many times have we heard that the position of a…