Integration and Intelligence, Part 3: Toward Dynamic Defense


Last week, two vendor announcements were made that, on the surface, appear to be unrelated. Both, however, reflect larger trends that I’ve been following here – and despite appearances to the contrary, they also have some interesting traits in common. On Wednesday, Blue Coat announced its intent to acquire Solera Networks and its deep security [...]



By | May 29th, 2013|Security|1 Comment

Verizon 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report: First Impressions


If there is one word that summarizes the 2013 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report released today, it’s breadth. Breadth among the contributing organizations, and breadth of the data. 19 different organizations contributed to the 2013 report, making for the most comprehensive Verizon DBIR data set to date. The sheer variety in the ways contributors organize [...]



By | April 23rd, 2013|Security|0 Comments

Security in 2013: The “Productization” of Big Data


(UPDATE: This week, both IBM and EMC's RSA Security Division announced new Big Data initiatives in security. More to come on this front...) In my last post, I noted that I expect intelligence and the coordination and integration of defense technologies to be key drivers of the IT security market in 2013.  This is not [...]



By | January 29th, 2013|Security|1 Comment

Security in 2013: Intelligence, Coordination and Integration (and Will We Get There?)


I’ve happily managed largely to avoid getting entangled in the New Year’s ritual of security predictions, since these can, frankly, be fairly boring. But for those who expect such, here you go: Attackers will continue to succeed. Determined adversaries will become even more so. Moving one set of playing pieces does not alter the objectives [...]



By | January 24th, 2013|Security|0 Comments

Validating the Rise of Data-Driven Security: EMC/RSA Acquires Silver Tail


This morning, EMC’s RSA Security Division announced its intent to acquire Silver Tail Systems. The press release is here. I’ve written about Silver Tail before, going back to one of my first posts on the rise of data-driven security. In a five-part blog series introduced by that post, I described how data-driven security is evolving [...]



By | October 30th, 2012|Security|0 Comments

The Rise of Data-Driven Security: Research Report Now in the EMA Library


For the last several months, I’ve been heads-down on a research project that culminates over a year of investigation into the rise of what I have been calling “data-driven security”: security efforts informed and defined by their reliance on insight – and increasingly enabled by emerging technologies for large-scale data management, as well as by [...]



By | August 2nd, 2012|Security|0 Comments

Data-Driven Security Articles Roundup: February 14, 2012


Happy Valentine's Day, etc.  But enough chitchat. Herewith a short compendium of some of the articles and blogs about data-driven security I've been mentioning or have otherwise referenced recently - thought it would be worthwhile to pull these together into a single post. I'll add to this list in future updates. We'll begin with the [...]



By | February 14th, 2012|Security|2 Comments
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