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Twelve Word Tuesday: Will NSA Surveillance Hype Increase Adoption of Data Encryption?

Surveillance mania increases perceived gain but doesn't lower barriers to persistent encryption. Continue reading Twelve Word Tuesday: Will NSA Surveillance Hype Increase Adoption of Data Encryption?


Security Mythbusting By The Numbers

I saw an interesting infographic recently: So, apparently the UK Police Central e-Crime Unit spent 17.2M pounds and prevented 1B pounds of cybercrime - 58 units of cybercrime prevention for every unit of currency spent over 18 months. Earlier this year, McAfee and the Center for Strategic International Studies produced the "Economic Impact of Cybercrime … Continue reading Security Mythbusting By The Numbers


Twelve Word Tuesday: October is National CyberAwareness Month

Awareness of danger is necessary - after reduction of danger is focused on. Continue reading Twelve Word Tuesday: October is National CyberAwareness Month


Call for Nominations: SANS Presents: People Who Made a Difference In Security in 2013"

There is no shortage of publicity around failures in security - constant headlines detailing breaches and vulnerabilities at companies and government agencies. However, what you never hear about are the many organizations who aren't in the news because they have found ways to meet business and mission needs while protecting customer and business data from … Continue reading Call for Nominations: SANS Presents: People Who Made a Difference In Security in 2013"


Ixnay on YABYOA: Just Say No to Yet Another Bring Your Own Acronym

When I was at Gartner back in 2009 or 2010 we started projecting the impact of what Gartner defined as "The Consumerization of IT" defined as: The specific impact that consumer-originated technologies can have on enterprises; Reflects how enterprises will be affected by, and can take advantage of, new technologies and models that originate and … Continue reading Ixnay on YABYOA: Just Say No to Yet Another Bring Your Own Acronym