Exhausted & Refreshed: My RSA Conference 2015 Recap

“In a sea change nothing is safe. Strange waves push us every way, In a stolen boat we’ll float away” – Beck from Little One With a week of recovery under my belt I’m finally able to reflect on another amazing RSA Conference. Some of my experiences were the same as years past. My feet…

Fear Nothing: The Gamers Approach To Building a SOC

“You say the hill’s too steep to climb. Chiding! You say you’d like to see me try, Climbing! You pick the place and I’ll choose the time. And I’ll climb the hill in my own way” – from Fearless by Pink Floyd   Cliché alert! There is no silver bullet for security (I warned you).…

How Would I? … Inside the Devious Mind of a Security Professional

“It ain’t evil baby, if ya ain’t hurting anybody. Evil urges baby.” – From Evil Urges by My Morning Jacket Do you like a good movie about a bank heist? How about a jailbreak flick or spy story? If so you’re amongst friends. I’m sure we’ve all not only enjoyed these movies but also at…

I’m sorry, I don’t speak security Klingon

“I’m just a soul whose intentions are good. Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood” From Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood by The Animals Recently, I was speaking with a customer who told us their company’s top priority for the year was increasing their information security capabilities. Their biggest competitive advantage like many other…

Security Hipsters Meet The Mainstream

“Well, my boyfriend’s in a band, he plays guitar while I sing Lou Reed. I’ve got feathers in my hair, I get down to Beat poetry. And my jazz collection’s rare, I can play most anything. I’m a Brooklyn baby.” – from Brooklyn Baby by Lana Del Rey.   Whether we like it or not the…

Patching Poodles and Digging for Sandworms: Why Monitoring Matters

“Sitting in a bunker here behind my wall, waiting for the worms to come. In perfect isolation here behind my wall, waiting for the worms to come.” -From Waiting for the Worms by Pink Floyd This week had a two-for-one special with the discovery of the Sandworm and POODLE vulnerabilities.  Fun times.  Sandworm is a…

Are you solving the right security problems?

“People asking questions, lost in confusion / Well, I tell them there’s no problem, only solutions” – from Watching The Wheels by John Lennon I spend a lot of my time at RSA enabling our sales team and training them on our products.  We find that our training materials are way more effective if we…

From SIEM to Security Analytics: The Path Forward

“The trail is dusty and my road it might be rough / But the better roads are waiting and boys it ain’t far off.” – from Paths of Victory by Bob Dylan   It has been close to a year since RSA announced RSA Security Analytics, our foray into big data security analytics.  Being first…

The next marketing buzzword in security is…

“Whatever you put out I’m gonna buy it, so what’s your latest? I wanna try it” From “I’m a sucker for your marketing” by Sarah Jaffe   Every year we seem to have a new buzz term in security.  As someone who lives in the security product marketing world I’ve seen trends come and go.…