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Driving data security is a shared responsibility, here’s how you can protect yourself

You’re driving a long, dark road on a rainy night. If you’re driving 20 miles over the speed limit and you don’t step on the brakes when the car in front of you comes to a sudden stop, is it your fault or your car manufacturer’s fault if you rear-end the car that is in...

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Want better apps? You need a (agile security) hero!

If we’ve learned anything from the rise of Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s that good things tend to happen when heroes intervene. For securing new applications, this metaphor is a useful one because security isn’t always top-of-mind for scrum teams, nor is it always conducive to meeting aggressive deadlines. But in the world of software security...

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Here is Homeland Security, black swans, and thwarted cyberattacks

Last week, I had the honor of addressing The Homeland Security Training Institute (HSTI) at the College of DuPage as part of the HSTI Live educational series. The event featured other prominent speakers at the forefront of cybersecurity defense, including: Dave Tyson, CEO of CISO Insights, a global cybersecurity consultant and Nicole Darden Ford, Vice...

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Overwhelmed by overchoice at RSA Conference 2018

As over 500 companies vied for mindshare at this year’s RSA conference – a cacophony of vendors pitching thousands of products from brightly colored booths – it reminded me of how challenging it was for me to separate signal from noise when I was managing global networks. And the rapid growth of vendors and solutions...

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SSN for authentication is all wrong

Unless you were stranded on a deserted island or participating in a zen digital fast chances are you’ve heard plenty about the massive Equifax breach and the head-rolling fallout. In the flurry of headlines and advice about credit freezes an important part of the conversation was lost: if we didn’t misuse our social security numbers,...

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