Three Reasons Why Cybersecurity Certifications are Essential

Three Reasons Why Cybersecurity Certifications are Essential

Other than a college degree, how can you validate your knowledge and skills? Certifications represent a way for professionals to validate their knowledge and expertise, as well as a path for continued education and professional development. But what about value? Why are cybersecurity certifications essential today? What is the value of a cybersecurity certification? Proves [...]

The Tech Challenge 2017: Challenging the Minds of Our Future Innovators

The Tech Challenge 2017: Challenging the Minds of Our Future Innovators

No screens, no candies, no toys, no instant gratification. Thousands of kids at The Tech Challenge 2017 wanted something more. They wanted to try their hand at being engineers. On April 29, a few colleagues from Palo Alto Networks and I volunteered to be judges at The Tech Museum of Innovation’s signature event, held in [...]

What You Need to Know About Changes to the STAR Program

What You Need to Know About Changes to the STAR Program

The CSA recently announced that the STAR Program will now allow a one-time, first-year only, Type 1 STAR Attestation report. What is a Type 1 versus Type 2 examination and what are the benefits for starting with a Type 1 examination? Type 1 versus Type 2 There are two types of System and Organization Control [...]

Building a Security Transformation Program in Our New Information Security World

Building a Security Transformation Program in Our New Information Security World

From an information security perspective, companies often have perceived their own organization as a castle with well-defined walls, with few entry points sufficiently staffed with guards monitoring what information is coming in or leaving the organization. If further protection is needed, it is obvious what to do: build higher or thicker walls or add additional [...]