An InfoSec Life

An ITSP column and podcast series


"We are all responsible for our own cybersafety. No vendor, service provider, nor government entity will (be able to) save us."

We're Born. We Live. We Work. We Die. Technology Is There With Us Along The Way.

We can all agree that technology has had a tremendous impact on our society and our everyday lives. Most of the time, we find it has made our lives easier; sometimes, however, not so much. The average tech consumer does not know how their gadget works nor what it takes to bring them the digital experience they've grown to expect. What matters to most is that their "things" are easy to use, convenient, efficient, and, more recently, ‘secure’.

With An InfoSec Life, we take a moment to explore the intersection of society and technology. Here you'll find InfoSec professionals explaining how they view the work they do, how technology changes the way they live, how it impacts humanity, and vice versa. Our mission is to humanize the technology and processes that IT security professionals employ as they have devoted their livelihoods to protecting the world’s systems and information. We’ll find out what keeps them up at night, and how they tackle new challenges on a daily basis - both professionally and personally. What drives them to impact society through technology? It's all here in An InfoSec Life.


An infoSec life podcast series

Do you have a risk management champion at your company? Why not?

Having been a CISO for a fortune 100, a mid-tier enterprise, and a smaller 3rd-party vendor, Jack Jones of the FAIR Institute tells Sean Martin how organizations can successfully begin to approach risk and apply proven risk management principles. It all starts with a common set of terminology and is lead by a champion within the organization. As a CISO, proper risk management can be used to change the binary conversation surrounding InfoSec into one that leads the business toward better decision making and away from simply blaming a CISO for some cyber risk exposure.


Are We Selling - And Therefore Buying - Information Security Wrong?

Rick McElroy from Carbon Black and Ted Harrington from Independent Security Evaluators sit down with ITSPmagazine's Sean Martin to discuss threat modeling, infosec planning, cutting through the marketing noise, the need to trust but verify, the value of assess and measure, and how critical it is to focus on the things that matter.


Jeremiah Grossman shares his personal advice about living - and even dying - at the intersection of IT Security & Society. 

Jeremiah Grossman, Chief of Security Strategy at SentinelOne, talks with Sean Martin from ITSPmagazine about living our lives securely - and passing on securely - as the digital world continues to evolve. Get Jeremiah's personal tips on home network security, password management, and more, in this exclusive ITSPmagazine An InfoSec Life interview. If you've never heard of someone getting "chipped".... tune in here to learn more.


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If you’re not constantly re-evaluating your web security, you’re leaving yourself vulnerable. Verizon Digital Media Services’ cloud-based solution experts and Distil Networks, a leading bot-detection and mitigation provider discuss how to adapt your web security strategy to today’s evolving cyber threat scape. • Types of attacks in 2017 and the scale you need to defend against them • The true costs of cyber threats to your organization • Effectively deploying Web Application Firewall and other web security measures so that you have the agility to respond to threats and implement security updates quickly • Preventing price scraping, locked inventory, brute-force gift card fraud and other malicious bot behavior Click here to learn more

If you’re not constantly re-evaluating your web security, you’re leaving yourself vulnerable.

Verizon Digital Media Services’ cloud-based solution experts and Distil Networks, a leading bot-detection and mitigation provider discuss how to adapt your web security strategy to today’s evolving cyber threat scape.

• Types of attacks in 2017 and the scale you need to defend against them

• The true costs of cyber threats to your organization

• Effectively deploying Web Application Firewall and other web security measures so that you have the agility to respond to threats and implement security updates quickly

• Preventing price scraping, locked inventory, brute-force gift card fraud and other malicious bot behavior

Click here to learn more


John Pendleton, Core Security, chats about being Cyber-Aware and the need for early Cyber Education

John Pendleton, Regional Sales Director, Core Security, chats with ITSPmagazine's editor-in-chief, Sean Martin. Here are a few points discussed during the conversation:
- The Internet of things and connected device risk
- Privacy concerns for society's willingness to share personal information
- The need to embrace diversity and promote education and cyberawareness, early and often
- Is a lack of funding putting small businesses at cybersecurity risk? Can the community help?
- The value of ISSA local meeting and other community-oriented associations



  

  

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