Small financial institutions, big data issues

Security in the financial sector is serious business. All financial organizations, no matter their size, deal with security issues – from data breaches and hacks, to well-meaning employees downloading malware by mistake. These organizations must …

3 Days, 3 Talks, 3 Conferences, and 3 Reports

I’ve been on the road speaking at various conferences over the last two weeks. This past week, however, I found myself with a very busy schedule that included flights to both Boston, MA and Washington, D.C. (and back …

It’s time to educate the educators about data security

There’s room for data security improvement in nearly every industry, but colleges and universities face a particular disadvantage. Many academic institutions are established and sizeable, with entrenched cultures. Introducing new solutions and processes can take …

Small conferences and big ideas

This past weekend I had the pleasure of presenting at two different conferences in two different cities on Bootstrapping a Security Research Project. Both conferences were small when compared to large vendor-backed events like Black …