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Industry Spotlight: DataBank’s Mark Houpt Talks Privacy, Security

The first three and now four months of this year have been full of incredible opportunities. This sit-down interview that was conducted in February sums up many of them. I had an opportunity to speak and meet with key leaders on Privacy that are drafting said legislation (Sen Moran's team from KS). And since then the cloud industry has been a focal point of keeping what we have left of our econom...
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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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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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