Posts by Dave Tyson

Castle

Digital Comes of Age

For the past millennia or so, the traditional approach to securing assets has been the utilization of a castle mentality. Make assets hard enough to get to, with many layers of protection, and you will be safe. In reality this is very difficult to achieve because it relies on secrecy and knowing the types of…

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Paradigm Shift

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…

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Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

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 find him or her by listening carefully, they are speaking a new language for technology professionals.…

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IT Security for Physical Security Pro

IT Security for the Physical Security Professional

One of the greatest challenges for a CISO is helping traditional security professionals believe they can learn information security fundamentals without great pain. It is not only beneficial for the company and the relationships between security departments, but helps team begin to optimize the enterprise security risks This deck is a plain English presentation that…

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IT Security Sales Professionala

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 me wrong I have met a couple of outstanding sales professional who are true partners…

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