Everything is Compromised

Internet of Things (IoT) means everything is potentially connected everywhere and with everyone.   Assume it is all compromised. As the volume of IoT grows, we should better understand the implications a bunch of tiny powerful computers connecting to each other brings with them.  These devices need the same strong attention we are placing on smartphones,…

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A CISO Checklist: 10 Deadly Sins

According to ITRC (Identity Theft Resource Center), in 2015 thus far there have been over 450 breaches with over 135 million records exposed. They define a breach as an event in which an individual’s name plus Social Security Number (SSN), driver’s license number, medical record, or a financial record/credit/debit card is potentially put at risk…

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A CISO’s Top 5 To Do’s in the First 90 Days

As many of you know, starting a new job can be challenging in and of itself. It involves learning a new culture, understanding company values, as well as basic things such as remembering names and faces, and who to eat lunch with. With all of the stress and challenges experienced within that  first 90 days, which is just…

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OPM Breach: Why Doing the Basics is Not Easy

The recent Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach may be the largest breach of Federal records ever. With the resignation of OPM Director Katherine Archuleta over the compromise of the newly disclosed number of 21.5 million records, the breach has gotten the attention of Congress and the nation as a whole since it was first revealed last month.  One of…

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Are We Painting Ourselves into a Technological Corner? The NYSE, United Airlines and WSJ Tech Glitches

It was a bad day for the Internet.  At some time that morning, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) shut down, the Wall Street Journal  (WSJ) web site broke and the United Airlines halted all U.S. departures for about two hours due to a router failure. All of these events are, most probably, not related, but it does…

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