Security Boulevard’s 5 Most Read Stories for the Week, July 16-20

A new week, a new crop of security stories. Last week, a VPNFilter attack, good news for cybersecurity job seekers, Exactis’ data breach and a breach discovery survey made the headlines. In addition, we published another episode of the CISO Conversations Podcast, “We Have the Silver Bullet for BS Detection – CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast.”

Cybersecurity Job Seekers

Cybersecurity Job Seekers: Go West (or South)

Job seekers looking to get into the cybersecurity field: Now is the time. Talented cybersecurity candidates are in such high demand that hiring managers are having trouble closing the deal when they present job offers. Unemployment is so low that if companies aren’t willing to offer raises, employees will quit and ...
VPNFilter Attack Hits Chlorine Plant in Ukraine

VPNFilter Attack Hits Chlorine Plant in Ukraine

Ukraine’s internal security agency, the SBU, reports blocking a VPNFilter attack against a plant that produces liquid chlorine used for treating the water supply in the country.The SBU has not provided technical details about the attack, but said that it targeted the networking equipment of the “Aul Chlorotransfer Station” in the ...
Exactis' Database Consumer Records

Exposed: Exactis’ Database of 340 Million Consumer Records

In late June, Exactis, a Palm Coast, Florida, company found itself at the center of seemingly every news program across the United States. The company had the indubitable honor of exposing the information of 230 million individuals and 110 million companies, which it had in its possession. The information exposed ...
Breach Discovery Takes 197 Days

Survey Finds Breach Discovery Takes an Average 197 Days

A new global study based on 500 interviews conducted by The Ponemon Institute on behalf of IBM finds that the average amount of time required to identify a data breach is 197 days, and the average amount of time needed to contain a data breach once it is identified is ...
We Have the Silver Bullet for BS Detection - CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast

We Have the Silver Bullet for BS Detection – CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast

We’re fed up with vendors that think they can detect any breach, but we’re not fed up with breach detection. On this week’s episode: Are millennials excited or not excited about working in security? Supposedly, 9 percent of all millennials are interested in a job of security. Is that good ...
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Saleem Padani

Saleem Padani

Saleem is a highly accomplished business, marketing and technology leader with track-record of success in startups, mid-size and large technology and professional services organizations, currently the COO at MediaOps, Worldwide Program Director & Technical Evangelist at IBM, Director of Industry Solutions at Neuvis, Co-founder & Vice President of LexiBridge and Senior Software Architect at DataEase International. Saleem has passion for leading and empowering global teams to drive new initiatives, leveraging broad & deep business, strategic, marketing, technical and solution delivery skills. Saleem has an Executive M.B.A, from University of Texas at Dallas, Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering.

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