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.
Commentary on security and the cloud from a chief security officer’s perspective. Enabling technology to change the world for good is the mission.
Hacking is not evil. People with evil intent are evil. Crush evil.
There are few opportunities more impactful then having the opportunity to be immersed for a time in a movement that transcends profession and helps to answer the question: “Why do I exist?” Black Hat is one of those rare opportunities for me, Dan Geer is one of those men. His humble thought leadership, vision and knowledge are both inspiring and impactful.