Cloud and Security
Austin’s @pivot3 recent tweet of an @ITWire article about the projected growth in the HCIS (Hyperconverged Integrated Systems) market contain a couple of nuggets of information that demand expanding upon.
Last week I had the opportunity to attend ISC West billed at the “largest security industry trade show in the U.S.” Held annually at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas the show features over 1000 exhibitors and is attended by over 28000 security professionals.
My experience working with organizations is that while most have a security contact attached to an asset or functional area many of the designated contacts when asked are surprised to learn of their role. This is a sure indication of checkbox compliance and missed opportunity.
The problem is well rooted and endemic. Security organizations and their leaders are overwhelmed, understaffed and facing an unprecedented volume of new threats both inside and outside their organizations.
CISO’s are often expected to disseminate complex content to their board of directors. Sometimes this is made more difficult by the dysfunction that exists in every boardroom.
I spent most of the last week at Black Hat/Defcon/BSides Las Vegas contemplating a future filled with Internet enabled vehicles, infrastructure and hackers with ill intent.
The recent floods that devastated the Central Texas community of Wimberley in May left many asking themselves this question. Becoming a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) member will help prepare you and your family for a disaster and provide basic disaster training to assist others in the community. CERT is coordinated by FEMA but led locally. As of this writing there are over 2200 CERT teams nationwide. You must be at least 18 years of age however local coordinators have the discretion to allow under 18 to participate.
This week I will be traveling out to Las Vegas to attend the Computer and Enterprise Investigations Conference (CEIC) the largest digital investigations and forensics conference in the world.
I’ve published a list of digital forensic resources primarily for those in law enforcement interested in extending their knowledge/skills.