Here is Homeland Security, black swans, and thwarted cyberattacks

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Last week, I had the honor of addressing The Homeland Security Training Institute (HSTI) at the College of DuPage as part of the HSTI Live educational series. The event featured other prominent speakers at the forefront of cybersecurity defense, including: Dave Tyson, CEO of CISO Insights, a global cybersecurity consultant ... Read More
Overwhelmed by overchoice at RSA Conference 2018

Overwhelmed by overchoice at RSA Conference 2018

As over 500 companies vied for mindshare at this years RSA conference – a cacophony of vendors pitching thousands of products from brightly colored booths – it reminded me of how challenging it was for me to separate signal from noise when I was managing global networks. And the rapid ... Read More

Tapping the intelligent cloud to make security better and easier

There has been a distinct shift in my conversations with customers over the last year. Most have gone from asking can we still keep our assets secure as we adopt cloud services?, to declaring, we are adopting cloud services in order to improve our security posture. The driving factor is ... Read More
Investing in the right innovation

Investing in the right innovation

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RSA is around the corner which means tens of thousands of people will descend on Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. Hundreds of innovative young companies will look for customers, props, and capital (especially at the Early Stage Expo!). Venture capitalists will look for opportunities to invest and find the ... Read More
Announcing: new British Standard for cyber risk and resilience

Announcing: new British Standard for cyber risk and resilience

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Technology is an integral part of the fabric of everyday life. There is almost no organization that does not rely on digital services in some way in order to survive. The opportunity that technology provides also brings with it more vulnerabilities and threats as organizations and data become more connected ... Read More

Working towards a more diverse future in security

Last year I embarked on an exercise to examine diversity in cybersecurity. As one full year has passed, I decided to revisit this topic and the ongoing challenges of recruiting AND retaining diverse talent in the cybersecurity field. This past year saw the #MeToo movement in the spotlight, and while ... Read More

Filling the gaps in international law is essential to making cyberspace a safer place

A month ago, on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, Microsoft organized an expert workshop to discuss gaps in international law as it applies to cyberspace. We were fortunate enough to bring together twenty leading stakeholders, including international legal experts, United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in ... Read More

The role that regions can and should play in critical infrastructure protection

Todays report, Critical Infrastructure Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018, developed in partnership between Microsoft and the Organization of American States (OAS), demonstrates the value of regional cooperation in global efforts to increase the security of the online environment where it matters most. It acknowledges that rather than ... Read More

Best practices for securely moving workloads to Microsoft Azure

Azure is Microsofts cloud computing environment. It offers customers three primary service delivery models including infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS). Adopting cloud technologies requires a shared responsibility model for security, with Microsoft responsible for certain controls and the customer ... Read More
How to mitigate rapid cyberattacks such as Petya and WannaCrypt

How to mitigate rapid cyberattacks such as Petya and WannaCrypt

In the first blog post of this 3-part series, we introduced what rapid cyberattacks are and illustrated how rapid cyberattacks are different in terms of execution and outcome. In the second blog post, we provided some details on Petya and how it worked. In this final blog post, we will ... Read More
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