Backups – Who Needs Backups?

A few weeks ago, before the COVID-19 Pandemic hit, I sat down to interview for John Edwards from Tech Target to discuss backups. I thought I would share the article with you here as there are a lot of good insights (not from me necessarily) on backups, one of the under-discussed success factors of security incident response processes. https://searchdatabackup.techtarget.com/tip/How-to-keep-physic...
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Podcast: DialedIn Live with Kyle Burt

On Tuesday, February 4th, 2019, I was able to sit with Kyle Burt ("Kurt" - :-) ) of DialedIn Live and answer some of his questions about cybersecurity and what I do as a CISO. Specifically, we discussed "Hacking the Clock," birthed from a blog post on this site. We had some network challenges with the building we were in and were interrupted mid-stream, but we came back on and came back strong. I...
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The Not so Secret CISO

In my role as CISO at DataBank, a leading provider of data center and managed services, I have to be out front and assisting the sales and marketing teams with letting people know who DataBank is. It is a position that most CISO's run from mostly because it is public speaking and engagement. But I embrace it. It helps our business and frankly helps my own brand (but that is truly not why I do it)...
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Hack the Clock

“Hack the clock,” my friend told me, “Just hack the clock.” Most people probably don’t understand what this means but my friend new I did. And he knew it would have a profound impact on our ability to succeed together and what I did next in the crisis-situation we were in. It was and is wise advice. I think it can help you too. Hack the clock is a term used in the aviation industry when an in...
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GDPR – What has changed in a Year?

One of the things about my role as CISO is that I get media inquiries and asked to make comment and statements. The anniversary of the implementation of GDPR is now - in May. As a result, many media agencies are inquiring about how the year has impacted us, and I have responded to their inquiries. Linked are a couple of my statements on the subject. Here is a summary:1. As a wholly owned and oper...
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