Cloud Security Alliance Announces Annual Ron Knode Service Award Recipients

Cloud Security Alliance Announces Annual Ron Knode Service Award Recipients

Contributions from Six Dedicated Individual CSA Volunteers Recognized in Honor of the Late CSA Member and Volunteer Contributor Ron Knode SAN JOSE, CA – CSA Congress US – September 15, 2016 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure [...]

EFSS Spreads Ransomware; Endpoint Backup Guarantees Recovery

EFSS Spreads Ransomware; Endpoint Backup Guarantees Recovery

One of the objections I’m hearing more and more is, “Why do I need backup when I have Microsoft OneDrive for Business (or Google Drive, Box or Dropbox for Business)?” On the surface, it may seem like endpoint backup isn’t needed because with an enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) tool, a copy of the [...]

Always Check the Boxes!

Always Check the Boxes!

“Don’t just check the box!” Chances are you have said or heard this phrase at some point in your career. In case you are not familiar with the term, it refers to a mechanical, “bare minimum” way of doing things. Sometimes it means simply not being creative in your approach. As I will explain, checking [...]

Firmware – The New Target

Firmware – The New Target

I understand the stress of information security management. The stakes are high, our methodologies are continuously questioned and evolving—and rightly so. And yet our customers/stakeholders/employees/executives/families wonder why we haven’t solved that whole cyber security thing yet. My goal in this post is to highlight an area of vulnerability management that is still around the corner, [...]

Growing Your Career: Critical Questions to Ask When Considering a New Role

Growing Your Career: Critical Questions to Ask When Considering a New Role

In my previous post, The Demand For Talent: Hidden Risks to Security Professionals, I wrote about the highly publicized demand for security professionals along with the lesser-known risks that come with it. While there are more opportunities for security professionals than ever before, it is important to understand why this is occurring. From a big [...]