Interview with CISO Magazine

It seems that the interview requests have been coming fast and furious the past few weeks or so. Earlier this week I offered up a podcast recording that I conducted in September. Now, CISO Magazine,  a product of the EC Council (those folks that bring you the CEH, CHFI and similar certifications) has also requested and published an interview with me. Here is the link. Please enjoy another oppor...
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I Love Data Centers – the Podcast

Back in August, I was asked to be interviewed by Sean Patrick Tario as part of a podcast called I Love Data Centers. As many of you know, my full-time role is as CISO with DataBank, Ltd, a leading provider of data center and managed services. I had never heard of this podcast so as a good security professional I wanted to check it out first. I listened to an episode or two and quickly became encha...
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Their, There, They’re and ‘CESO’

How many of you have been at a security conference, training session or another event and you hear the word/acronym "CESO" flowing out of the mouths of well-seasoned security professionals and moderators? Can someone please tell me what in the world is a "CESO"? After all, as a CISO I may want this additional title (or is it a certification?) on my resume. Let's explore some title confusion and fi...
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Protect Yourself from a Facebook Hack

Can you really protect yourself from the dreaded, awkward, Facebook moments when you have to tell all of your friends to not accept friend requests from you because you have been H – A – C – K – E – D! I think you can, and I have been successful in helping family and friend alike stop repeated attacks. Here is how I did it, feel free to copy the tactics.   Login to Facebook Select ...
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Is There a Difference Between Data in Transit and Data in Motion?

Frequently customers have questions about when to encrypt data and in particular the difference between encrypting data in transit and in motion. It is a tough topic for security and IT because there is not a clear definition of data in motion. In fact, if you look up the definition on Google, you will find that in transit and in  motion are about the same. This blog post is designed to be an i...
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