You can't secure what you don't acknowledge.SM

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

From culture to products to malware to breaches - where do you stand?

Here are some new opinion pieces on information security management that I wrote for Security Technology Executive magazine that you may be interested in:

Don’t end up on the wrong side of a data breach

Fighting the malware fight all over again

9 good reasons not to buy information security products

Security best practices without question?

How's your security culture?


As always, be sure to check out for links to all of my information security books, articles, whitepapers, podcasts, webcasts and more.

SecureWorld Expo better than ever

I attended this week's SecureWorld Expo in Atlanta and must say that the show is better now than ever before. I cut my professional speaking teeth with these guys speaking at dozens of their events between 2003 and 2007. I've taken some time off since but going back and seeing some of the same friendly faces brought back good memories.

The best session I attended was William Hugh Murray's keynote on Tuesday morning. He spoke about addressing the basics of information security - something I've been ranting about for a while. He had story after story about the value that addressing the simplest of information security concepts can provide to any given organization. On top of that, he's one of the best speakers I've ever witnessed at a security show, really any show. It was refreshing to see someone speak from experience based on pragmatism rather than speak FUD based on narcissism.

Anyway, the show has come and gone in Atlanta, but if it's headed to your area, it's certainly worth checking out.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My security speaking engagement this week

Today I'm prepping and practicing for my Predictive Security event with TechTarget and CDW in Los Angeles this week. Really psyched about the show and visiting LA - I've never been.

How I feel reminds me of the following quote from Whit Hobbs:
"Success is waking up in the morning and bounding out of bed because there's something out there that you love to do, that you believe in, that you're good at - something that's bigger than you are, and you can hardly wait to get at it again."

How pumped are you with what you do? You only get one shot at this thing called life - might as well make work as fun as possible.