U.S. Universities Get “F” For Cybersecurity Education

In recent remarks by Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker at Montgomery College, she noted that there are an “estimated 210,000 open and unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the United States today.” This is a remarkable statistic, but not all that surprising since most…

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Why a Network Appliance-Only Defense is a Costly Failure (RSA 2016)

Guest blog by David Spark, Spark Media Solutions “The less segmentation you have the easier you’re giving the path of least resistance to the malicious hacker,” said Bill Brenner(@billbrenner70), Senior Tech Writer, Akamai Technologies, in our conversation at the 2016…

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Reacting Fast is Not Enough (RSA 2016)

Guest blog by David Spark, Spark Media Solutions “Companies go to the cloud not because the security person tells them to. They go to the cloud because the business person tells them to. Because the economics of doing it is…

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Forget DevOps, All Software Development Is Live (RSA 2016)

Guest blog by David Spark, Spark Media Solutions At the 2016 RSA Conference in San Francisco, I asked Dan Kaminsky (@dakami), Chief Scientist, White Ops, about changes in the DevOps environment. Is there a fundamental difference in how enterprises are…

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Is Dynamic IT Wreaking Havoc on Compliance? (RSA 2016)

Guest blog by David Spark, Spark Media Solutions “Compliance in the best case is a tough job to get through. The reality is once we start talking about dynamic IT, the cloud, mobility, off-network access, and so forth, it just…

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A CISO Who Uses the Cloud More Can Relax (RSA 2016)

Guest blog by David Spark, Spark Media Solutions “Moving to the cloud provides clarity for most CISOs,” argued Steve Hunt (@steve_hunt), performance improvement coach, Hunt Business Intelligence, in our conversation at the 2016 RSA Conference in San Francisco. While so…

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Managing the Emotional Risk of the Cloud (RSA 2016)

Guest blog by David Spark, Spark Media Solutions “I think the risk [of the cloud] really is an emotional one. Many people just do not like the idea of putting something outside of their own four walls. And they have…

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The Amazing Morphing Role of the CISO (RSA 2016)

Guest blog by David Spark, Spark Media Solutions The CISO’s job is different depending on where you are. “We all have the same title, but we all have different jobs,” said Wendy Nather (@RCISCWendy), research director, Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing…

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