Networking in an Increasingly Stable Environment

Networking in an Increasingly Stable Environment

The economy continues to improve, at least from an audit and IT audit perspective. Between 2011 and now, the job market strengthened significantly. Five years ago, within 48 hours of posting a job through search sites, I would have 5-15 viable candidates. Usually I never had to post on job search sites; someone in my [...]

A Word on Endpoint Security (For Those In the Know)

A Word on Endpoint Security (For Those In the Know)

Endpoint security is an essential element of any organization’s strategy for detecting and preventing damaging attacks. There has been a lot of discussion in the infosec world about how to use endpoint security tools to provide the best possible protection. At Palo Alto Networks, advanced endpoint protection is a core component of our strategy to [...]

Winning Together in the Commercial Market

Winning Together in the Commercial Market

At Ignite 2016, Joshua Hoffman, Vice President of Worldwide Inside Sales, and I sat down and recorded a video explaining one of our top global priorities: our commercial market strategy. It is abundantly clear to both Joshua and I that in order to win in the commercial segment we must work together with you, our [...]

Providing Trust and Assurance Through Cloud Certification and Attestation: A Complimentary CSA STAR Program Webinar by Schellman

Providing Trust and Assurance Through Cloud Certification and Attestation: A Complimentary CSA STAR Program Webinar by Schellman

In the last 24 months, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)has made great strides in enhancing theirCSA Security, Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR) Program.  In brief, the STAR Program is a publicly available registry designed to recognize assurance requirements and maturity levels of cloud service providers (CSPs).  Prior to issuing the guidance for STAR Certification and STAR [...]

Outdated Privacy Act Close to Getting an Upgrade

Outdated Privacy Act Close to Getting an Upgrade

The outdated Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) may finally get a much-needed upgrade, but the reform can’t come soon enough for Microsoft, other cloud providers and privacy advocates. Here’s what you need to know: The issues: The ECPA was enacted in 1986, as electronic communication started to become more prevalent. The intent was to extend [...]