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Post: A Trumped-Up Approach to the Borderless War on “the Cyber”

Now that the inauguration and many of the Senate confirmation hearings are behind us, I’m starting to gather my thoughts as a security guy around cybersecurity policy in the new administration and where President Trump might take us all. Let me state up front that I’m not an apologist for the President, nor do I […]

Post: Tis the Season for Security Predictions

Each year across the country, right after Thanksgiving, a curious thing occurs at many technology vendors. Marketing professionals reach out to their company thought leaders to let them know that it’s time to produce a prediction report. Shortly thereafter, collective eyes are rolling and groans accompany candid statements, such as “I have nothing new or […]

Post: Effective Application Security Testing in DevOps Pipelines

Introduction Businesses and development teams are rushing to embrace DevOps so they can be more agile, deploy code more quickly, and provide more value to their customers. Hallmarks of DevOps initiatives are support for significant automation, flexible provisioning, and cultural support for shared responsibilities. This often makes security teams uncomfortable, and they find themselves on […]

Post: Black Friday Security Checklist for Retail Companies

If you’re lucky enough to work at a retail company, the next several weeks of holiday shopping may be the difference between a financially successful or unsuccessful year. As buyers, we’re all too familiar with the holiday shopping season, regardless of whether we either choose to buy our gifts from Amazon and other online retailers, […]

Post: 2016 Post Gartner Recap

                     Now that the dust has settled on the annual 2016 Gartner Security and Privacy Symposium, we can look back through a clean lens and identify themes that bubbled to the surface of the different sessions. Although a critical mass of security leaders were in attendance, […]

Post: Cybersecurity: It’s All About the Coders (Thoughts on My TEDx Talk)

I recently gave a presentation at the TEDx San Antonio conference on March 5th, 2016 held at Rackspace Global Headquarters. This was a tremendous experience and I got to meet and share ideas with a bunch of great folks. Here’s a video of the talk: And here’s an interview I did with Jennifer Navarrete afterward […]