I like Star Trek. I’ve always wanted to be Captain Kirk (had to pick one…Picard is great too) sitting in that chair on the bridge of the Enterprise with seemingly endless resources at my disposal with a mission to protect the universe. I’m not giving up, but that’s probably not going to happen. However, I do get a bit of the same thrill as I have the opportunity to work in the Critical Incident Response Center lab we have set up at RSA for research and demonstration purposes.
Now that the Mayan calendar gives us until October 13, 4772, we have some time to focus on 2013 in earnest. As I was thinking of my resolutions for 2013, I thought I’d compile some of the things that I predict will be on the resolution list for many organizations in the New Year.
“We need to champion and develop a new breed of Cyber Security Analyst…This new breed of analyst must have the right analytical skills, ‘big picture’ thinking and much needed collaborative “people skills” to ensure smooth information sharing with multiple stakeholders.” – Art Coviello
I just finished teaching RSA’s CISSP exam prep course last week (good times) and I was asked some questions that I felt were appropriate to answer in a blog post because they might be of interest to a wider audience. So here goes… #1 Is CISSP still a worthy credential to obtain? This is a [...]
Sorry about that, I knew the title would pull you in…but what I have to say will, in the end, support the headline. The reason for the showmanship is that if the title had been “End User Training and Awareness is Important” or “Training End Users Will Help Your Bottom Line” you may not have [...]
We have seen action movies where the protagonist, stripped of his weapon, manages to find some everyday item like a stick or pen and disarm several baddies, rescue the hostages, and disable the imminent threat to mankind. We accept this premise because it happens every day; ingenuity, experience, and persistence often overcome the lack of a specific tool. We, as 21st century professionals, leverage these skills and the resources at hand to overcome the daily crises and defeat evil (or save a file that has accidentally been deleted). Cue the heroic background music…