Anticipating Black Hat

RSA 2014 seems like ancient history and the 2015 event isn’t until next April. No worries, however, the industry is set to gather in the Las Vegas heat next [THIS] week for cocktails, sushi bars, and oh yeah – Black Hat. Now Black Hat is an interesting blend of constituents consisting of government gumshoes, Sand Hill Rd. Merlot drinking VCs, cybersecurity business wonks, “beautiful mind” academics, and tattooed hackers – my kind of...

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Enterprise(s)… Taking Steps to Improve … Analytics

Last week, online retail giant eBay announced that it was hacked between February and March of this year with stolen login credentials of an eBay employee. This gave the hackers access to the user records of 145 million users including home addresses, e-mail addresses, dates of birth, and encrypted passwords. It appears that the hackers made copies of this data so eBay is advising all users to change their passwords. The eBay hack is...

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Hot Topics at the RSA Conference

In spite of this year’s controversy over the relationship between the NSA and RSA Security (the company), I expect a tremendous turnout that will likely shatter the attendance records of last year. Cybersecurity issues are just too big to ignore so there will likely be a fair number of first-time attendees. So which areas will be hottest at this year’s event? Well, RSA is really a cybersecurity vendor event so discussions will center...

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Enterprise CISO Challenges In 2014

I’m sure lots of CISOs spent this week meeting with their teams, reviewing their 2013 performance, and solidifying plans for 2014.  Good idea from my perspective. The CISOs I’ve spoken with recently know exactly what they have to do but aren’t nearly as certain about how to do it. At a high level, here’s what I’m hearing around CISO goals and the associated challenges ahead this year: To read the complete article, CLICK...

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Security 2014: Expect A Bad Situation To Get Worse
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Security 2014: Expect A Bad Situation To Get Worse

With the IT Trends & Analysis holiday break starting next week (December 23-January 3), I’m clearing out my mailbox, and trying to incorporate the various vendor 2014 predictions into this week’s stories, including today’s focus on security. One would expect doom and gloom forecasts from security vendors – and IT industry analysts – and you won’t be disappointed. Looks like CISOs can expect the Grinch for...

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