CES 2015’s Implications for Business

Given my usual focus on business IT, I’m often asked why I bother attending the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It’s a reasonable question since in the main, CES mainly acts as a stage where consumer electronics companies place their bets and roll the dice on where they believe the CE market will go in the coming year. In that particular sense, there literally couldn’t be a better venue for CES than Vegas. My...

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Grading the President’s SOTU Cybersecurity Agenda

In the wake of the furor over the Sony Pictures attack, President Obama came out swinging in his State of the Union speech earlier this week. Not to be outdone, Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) included a cybersecurity-centric sentence or two in the Republican’s response. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE Share this:MoreEmailPrintShare on...

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[InfoSec] Tops the List of Business Initiatives…

Those of us in the cybersecurity community can name-drop dozens of data breaches from the last ten years, but the late 2013 breach at US retailer Target could be considered a game-changer. In addition to the $148 million price tag, the CEO and CIO were both ousted in the wake of the cyber-attack. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE Share this:MoreEmailPrintShare on...

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Cisco Survey: You Can’t Fix… Security
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Cisco Survey: You Can’t Fix… Security

You can’t fix stupid. Or apparently security, according to Cisco’s latest survey of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and Security Operations executives polled at 1,700 companies. That’s not what Cisco said, and they’re perfectly willing to sell you products and services to at least reduce security issues – just like every other security vendor out there – but it appears to be the key takeaway from...

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…Security Skills Shortage To Be a Big Problem in 2015

Any economics book will tell you that high demand and short supply can lead to market turmoil. In this case, I anticipate hyper salary inflation, acute cybersecurity skills shortages at mid-market, public sector, and rural organizations, and a massive shift to MSSPs by organizations who simply can’t hire skilled infosec professionals. Based upon this situation, I recommend that CISOs consider the ramifications of the cybersecurity...

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