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|0 Comments

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: 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

Security: A Big Data Problem?

Last week, I had the opportunity to spend a few days with a truly interesting and diverse group of practitioners, who I think are on to the future of information security. It will come as no surprise to anyone who follows this blog that I believe that future is centered on the ability to do [...]

By | October 20th, 2011|Security|0 Comments

RSA 2011: A Thumbnail Peek at the Coming Week

One of nature’s great migrations will take place once again next week as the IT security world makes its annual pilgrimage to the RSA Conference in San Francisco. (And yes, dear, it means Valentine's Day spent with a buncha geeks and suits rather than you...go figure.) Herewith a glimpse of some of the main things [...]

By | February 8th, 2011|Security|1 Comment
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