The next marketing buzzword in security is…

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. Terminology that was once mandatory in every piece of collateral suddenly becomes stale and cringe-worthy (APT is becoming one of these). We’ve had a bunch of buzzwords and phrases; some were pretty good and some were really terrible. I should know I helped propagate some of these buzzwords.

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The move to an intelligence-driven security model

Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Reflect on that for a moment. For the past 10 years, the Internet has become a ubiquitous form of communication. Growth of digital content and use of mobile devices have soared, organizations have opened their infrastructures to enhance…

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The Digital Universe and the Smart Grid

Among the materials associated with their just-released report on the Digital Universe, IDC has just posted a new Youtube video of John Gantz and David Reinsel, called “The Digital Universe and the Internet of Things,” discussing the implications of this massive explosion of data.

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Looking for the Unknown Risk

A couple of weeks ago, I spoke at the annual Computerlinks Forum in Münich, sharing the agenda with a number of other major security vendors. We decided that a good topic would be “The Next Generation Security Operations Center”, a discussion about the fundamental shift in security strategy that is driven by the changes in our adversaries and their tactics, as well by the changes in the enterprise that enable different attack models.

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