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A True Paradigm Shift in Security Management

“Cyber Security 1.0” was vulnerability based, and has what I would argue limited and decreasing levels of success as public breaches continue at a record pace even though IT and IT security spending continues to be an increasing leadership and spending priority. The problem as I see it is that, at least in North America, we have always bench-marked our security programs, our risk assessments, and our solution designs against regulations and whatever we thought were “best practices.” As pointed out… Read More

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The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth………..

At least according to Microsoft a few years ago, and if that’s true then the earth will be led by a new breed of technology leader…I call them the “Alpha Geek”. In a room full of Alpha Males or Females you can quickly …Read More

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IT Sales “Professionals” and Common Sales Tactics

I don’t want this to sound like a rant, but after four years in the Silicon Valley being bombarded by “sales professionals” and “account executives” of technology firms I must say I find them general to be wanting…….. Don’t get …Read More

Big Data

So when I started to read about the concept of Big Data I was at first a little skeptical about the drivers, so I thought I would do some research.Read More

Consumerism and IT

One of the great challenges we will all face moving forward is the concept of consumerization and IT; the bring your favorite device to work day has got an injectionRead More

Cloud Computing and Security

In a recent conversation with a potential employer I was being interviewed by I was asked about my thoughts on cloud computing and cloud security. Before setting off on myRead More