Security Current


Posted on: 04 Jun 2018

It starts from the search Sometimes it’s the simplest things we happen to do that change the course of our lives. For Jason Witty, it is typing a four-letter word – “hack” – into a search engine bar that led him to a career, no, a life, in information security. That search turned up results…

Posted on: 21 May 2018

In a job interview just out of college in 1995, Angel Redoble was asked if he had any experience with computers. An engineer by training, Angel said he had none. Fortunately, the boss was a friend of his sister. She hired him as an allowance-based trainee at one of the first Internet service providers in…

Florin Talpes, Bitdefender

Posted on: 21 May 2018

Thriving in Troubled Times Most people would say they prefer an untroubled life. But for Florin Talpes, founder and CEO of Bitdefender, it was trouble that created great opportunities. In fact, if it had not been for hardship in his native Romania where a 1989 revolution toppled the Ceaușescu government, disrupted his life and caused…

Ratinder Ahuja, CEO, ShieldX

Posted on: 03 May 2018

It was in his birthplace in the mountains of Kashmir where Ratinder Ahuja began his journey to become a cybersecurity entrepreneur. Ahuja, CEO of ShieldX, a U.S.-based firm that specializes in cloud security, has a reputation for establishing tech startups that get acquired by big companies. His first venture, Internet Junction, attracted the interest of…

Aqua Security and LogicHub Tie as Winners of Security Current’s Security Shark Tank® During RSA 2018

Posted on: 01 May 2018

CISOs from across industries selected Aqua Security and LogicHub as the winners of Security Current’s Security Shark Tank® during RSA 2018. The event brought security solutions providers face-to-face with CISO buyers. Participating vendors were given 15 minutes each to pitch their solution in a rapid-fire question and answer format to a panel of information security…

John Whiting, CSO, DDB Worldwide

Posted on: 10 Apr 2018

You might say that John Whiting is a self-made Chief Security Officer. He didn’t start out to pursue any sort of information security career, or even an IT career. Whiting went to John Jay College, part of City University of New York, for a pre-law program. He graduated with a degree in Legal Studies. During…

Arnd Baranowski, Founder, CEO, Oculeus GmbH

Posted on: 02 Apr 2018

Arnd Baranowski studied aerospace engineering in college. He attained the level of a master of science degree from Universität der Bundeswehr München, the university of the German Armed Forces. After graduation he remained with the German Army and was a professional career officer for 20 years. A good bit of Baranowski’s university study included programming,…

Mark Eggleston, Health Partners Plan, VP, CISO and Privacy Officer

Posted on: 02 Apr 2018

Mark Eggleston says his entry into the CISO realm is a little more atypical than that of others. “I didn’t necessarily come from the network group. I didn’t necessarily come up from IT. I kind of came up from compliance. I tell people I’ve had three careers and this current career is the keeper,” he…

Kumar Saurabh, CEO, LogicHub

Posted on: 26 Mar 2018

Kumar Saurabh grew up in India and attained his undergraduate degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Around the time of his graduation, a professor from Columbia University reached out to Saurabh to see if he’d be interested in becoming a research assistant. “I looked at the research profile and was…

Seth McCallister, HUB International

Posted on: 26 Mar 2018

Seth McCallister, Chief Information Security Officer, HUB International Protecting information assets for a Fortune 500 company and managing a farm may not appear to have much in common, unless you’re viewing both through the eyes of insurance company CISO Seth McCallister. Both are macro organizational systems with micro components, he says. And the organizational work…