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  • Buying Bad
    People
    Buying Bad

    You're convinced you need a new car, even though you already own several vehicles, a bike, and live next to the train station. But, you won't be swayed; you must buy a new car because nothing else will solve your transportation challenges.

    Read the full article here. By: Sean Steele - 02.13.18
  • Learning from the Equi-Fail
    Case Study
    Learning from the Equi-Fail

    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 - 09.14.17
  • Data is the New Black
    Data
    Data is the New Black

    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 - 05.31.17
  • Data Loss in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
    Data
    Data Loss in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

    Have you seen Rogue One (the new Star Wars movie)? No? OK, stop reading right here. No seriously, stop reading and go see the movie. Then come back and read this article.

    Read the full article here. By: Sean Steele - 02.17.17
  • Peak Vendor: Reclaiming InfoSec Priorities and Budgets in the Age of Big Marketing
    People
    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 - 9.15.16
  • 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 - 05.03.16
  • Building a New MSSP, Overcoming the DLP Blame Game
    Data
    Building a New MSSP, Overcoming the DLP Blame Game

    Do you know where your data lives? Chances are, if you’re like most organizations, you (sorta) know where it lives: databases, file repositories, office workstations, managed mobile devices and unmanaged BYOD devices, home-based laptops, removable devices ...

    Read the full article here. By: Sean Steele - 04.05.16