Business

WannaCry: When the Theoretical Becomes Real

I’ve spent many years talking to audiences – corporate customers, government leaders, and everyday people – about cyberthreats both real and possible. But what happened over last weekend with the “WannaCry” threat feels like a point at which “future threats” become “now threats” in many people’s minds. We’ve all known for decades about hackers, information …

Executive Perspectives

Day Two and Beyond

It’s not often we get a chance to work on something truly amazing. To be a part of something new. But this week marks one such occasion. It’s a re-invention of one of the industry’s best known names. For someone like me who’s been around a few years, this is a great opportunity to help …

Executive Perspectives

Window on a Cloudy Sky

There’s no question that cloud services are now a regular component of IT operations. And while this is great news for business users and developers who appreciate the agility and increased productivity offered by cloud services, security professionals are getting nervous. Just about everyone in this line of work knows that all the excitement over …

Executive Perspectives

Chance of a Lifetime

Writing from the FOCUS 16 Security Conference, Wed., Nov. 2 I just came out of one of the most energetic keynote sessions I have ever seen. Chris Young, who heads Intel Security /McAfee, mapped out a vision for the future of our company. It was overwhelming. I don’t need to re-quote figures on the problems …

Cloud Security, Executive Perspectives

Securing the Hybrid Cloud: What Skills Do You Need?

With enterprises moving to hybrid cloud environments, IT architectures are increasingly spread among on-premises infrastructure and public and private cloud platforms. Hybrid models offer many well-documented benefits, but they also introduce more complexity for securing data and applications across the enterprise. And this added complexity requires an increasingly diverse skill set for security teams. That’s …