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  • 4 in 4: 4 Insights From My First 4 Months at Infolock
    CUSTOMER SUCCESS
    4 in 4: 4 Insights From My First 4 Months at Infolock

    After four months on the job at Infolock, I want to let prospective customers and employees know what they can expect when they work with or for our team.

    Read the full article here. By: Kourtney Ezeamuzie - 04.15.2021
  • American College of Radiology Chooses Infolock
    CASE STUDY
    American College of Radiology Chooses Infolock

    Working together, the American College of Radiology (ACR) and Infolock built a data protection program that saved time and money, and improved security outcomes for the medical society and its 40,000 professionals.

    Read the full article here. By: Joshua Lyons & Kourtney Ezeamuzie - 03.30.2021
  • Challenge the Status Quo
    STRATEGY
    Challenge the Status Quo

    Quick fix technology solutions aren't a substitute for hard work and careful planning. If you'd like to get a seat at the executive table, you need to challenge the status quo and learn a new approach to "selling" security.

    Read the full article here. By: Sean Steele - 03.04.2021
  • Data Breach Cynicism Takes Hold
    INDUSTRY
    Data Breach Cynicism Takes Hold

    In nearly 20 years of working in the IT security industry, I’ve helped hundreds of companies build and mature their security programs. With some notable exceptions, when my team comes in to help out, these programs range from ineffective to completely nonexistent.

    Read the full article here. By: Sean Steele - 11.19.2020
  • CISO, We Have a Problem
    People
    CISO, We Have a Problem

    Marginalized, scapegoated, and defeated, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) need to reinvent themselves as Cloud- and data-connected Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) professionals.

    Read the full article here. By: Sean Steele - 10.08.2020
  • The Four Do’s of DLP
    Data
    The Four Do’s of DLP

    You know the feeling you get when you see someone who has invested in state-of-the-art gear – say, a high priced vintage Fender Stratocaster, a Marshall stack, and a dozen effects pedals – but hasn’t invested in guitar lessons? It’s the same feeling I get when I see a company invest in the latest, greatest Data Loss Prevention (DLP) system, plug it in, and forget about it.

    Read the full article here. By: Sean Steele - 08.18.20
  • “It’s the Data, Stupid!”
    Data
    “It’s the Data, Stupid!”

    Data is notoriously messy. It's clear most organizations have lost control of it – or, never had control of it in the first place. We’re stockpiling massive amounts of data in our unstructured and structured repositories, keeping it indefinitely, and bleeding it out through accidental loss, careless (but well-intentioned) sharing, unfettered collaboration, and insider theft.

    Read the full article here. By: Sean Steele - 06.16.20
  • Peak Vendor: Reclaiming InfoSec Priorities and Budgets in the Age of Big Marketing
    People & Process
    Peak Vendor: Reclaiming InfoSec Priorities and Budgets in the Age of Big Marketing

    I’m not sure when the bubble began. Three years ago? Five? Security needs – driven by methodical risk management practices – took a backseat to new security “trends,” new product categories, and new startup companies. At some point, we passed the point of no return.

    Read the full article here. By: Sean Steele - 05.05.2020
  • The Demise of Symantec?
    INDUSTRY
    The Demise of Symantec?

    Pundits want to declare Symantec dead since its acquisition by Broadcom. The truth is more complicated, and more hopeful, than one might guess.

    Read the full article here. By: Sean Steele - 03.19.2020
  • Vendors Know You Too Well
    PEOPLE
    Vendors Know You Too Well

    Vendors know how to play technical buyers and procurement teams to maximum effect. It's time to buy better.

    Read the full article here. By: Sean Steele - 02.10.2020
  • Banishing the Backseat Drivers
    STRATEGY
    Banishing the Backseat Drivers

    Security vendors like to tell you what you need, but you don’t have to let them. If you put in the time and effort to assess what you have and where you want to go, you can create a meaningful strategy and a sustainable plan. It’s worth it.

    Read the full article here. By: Sean Steele - 02.05.2020
  • Throw a New Year's Curveball
    PEOPLE
    Throw a New Year's Curveball

    It's a new year, and a great opportunity to get your security team out of their comfort zone. After all, your cyber adversaries aren't worried about keeping your staff comfortable -- shouldn't you practice working under stress?

    Read the full article here. By: Sean Steele - 01.08.2020
  • Managed DLP Services
    DATA
    Managed DLP Services

    Too often, businesses purchase DLP in an effort to check a regulatory box. The investment is made, DLP is physically implemented, then no one ever looks at it again. This common misuse of the program does little to improve security. In fact, it’s akin to throwing money down the drain. DLP needs attention to meet its usability potential.

    Read the full article here. By: Dennis Sawatzki - 07.02.2019
  • Drowning in Data?
    DATA
    Drowning in Data?

    Huge, intractable problems break down into smaller, digestible pieces. Instead of trying to solve the whole "data problem" at once, across the entire organization, start with one particular area. One department. One team. Get an understanding of how that part of your organization collects, analyzes, uses, retains, stores, deletes, and manages its own data.

    Read the full article here. By: Sean Steele - 04.18.2019