I Want a Ferrari

If there’s one essentiality in business, it’s this: you can never be complacent. Ultimately, consumer trends are going to change, and you want to be the organization ahead of that change. One great example that comes to mind as far as an organization driving change and unconventional thinking is Ford. The assembly line in the…

Why Pay for AV When It’s Free?

I was at my local supermarket the other day, walking down the canned food aisle, and I saw 21 different brands of peas. Yes, peas. They are all grown under essentially the same conditions in the same way, yet there are dozens of brands all of which vary in price. I then turned the corner…

Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware

It has become a widely accepted fact that the security landscape of today is so complex that using only traditional, perimeter-based defenses is no longer viable or effective. The increasing presence of mobile- and cloud-based applications, as well as the greater sophistication of the attackers themselves, is placing organizations in an extremely vulnerable state. This,…

RSA SecurWorld 5-STAR Partner Program Winner

For the fifth consecutive year in a row, I am happy to announce that the RSA SecurWorld Partner Program has been named a 5-STAR Program by CRN. Each year, the CRN Partner Program Guide recognizes the top vendors who service solution providers or provide products through the IT Channel. These vendors are assessed on criteria…

A Look Back at RSA Conference 2014

For the last 23 years, RSA Conference, the largest information security event across the globe, heads to California. The conference provides a platform for industry leaders to discuss the hot topics that are changing the security landscape; market trends, new technologies and techniques that combat the latest threats, the evolving disruptors, and changing threat actors…

Becoming the Next Generation Security Analyst: A New RSA Training Offering

As I discussed in one of my earlier blogs about the latest SBIC report, the marketplace is changing and traditional security tools and applications are no longer sufficient. Given the evolving threat landscape, the skills needed to manage and mitigate these new advanced threats are in short supply. To build up this talent, knowledge sharing…

Doing More with Less: The Latest in Security Analytics

Nearly a year ago, RSA launched Security Analytics — a game changing solution that effectively transformed the SIEM space by converging logs and network security monitoring into one solution. We have already seen a tremendous response to RSA Security Analytics amongst our channel partners who have adopted the technology and are experiencing great success with…

Becoming the Next Generation Security Analyst

I love airplanes – who doesn’t? I watched a documentary the other night about how fighter jet technology is becoming so sophisticated that pilots just cannot keep up. Jets now fly so fast and maneuver so quickly that the average pilot physically cannot endure the environment; they will pass out from the G Forces. What…

Art Coviello Named Top 25 Innovator by CRN

All successful companies have one thing in common: great leaders. At RSA, I am privileged to work alongside Art Coviello, our Executive Chairman, whose long list of accomplishments have recently been recognized by CRN in its list of Top 100 Executives.  CRN’s Top 100 Executives List looks at the executives that have played the biggest…

Building a State-of-the-Art Security Team: Why the Channel Matters

Those of us in the security space are well aware of the changing marketplace. We’ve seen evolving and advancing threats, more hyper-connected business environments, increased regulations, and new technologies being adopted as a result. With this new landscape, how do businesses keep up and ensure their high-risk assets are protected? I wanted to call special…