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FS-ISAC Recap: The Evolving Role of the CISO

Stephen Boyer | May 21, 2014

Security professionals in the financial industry shared lessons learned from the past year and discussed challenges facing them in the coming year at the recent 2014 FS-ISAC & BITS Annual Summit. Topics ranged from malicious insiders and...

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Last week I had the opportunity to be in San Francisco for the RSA conference and Metricon 9. The discussion at the conference and what is now coming out in news reports is that this was the largest RSA event to date in terms of attendance...

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The past few weeks have been full of news regarding cyber attacks in the retail sector. First Target, and then Neiman Marcus. Now news outlets are reporting that three other well-known retailers may announce breaches that occurred in the...

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Security Needs To Open The Drapes

Stephen Boyer | November 5, 2013

We live in an era of rapidly increasing transparency. There is little doubt that access to information, which had once been inaccessible and restricted, is now a few clicks away. This transparency is in many ways a byproduct of the...

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When it comes to accurately quantifying the state of security in any given organization, time is such a precious commodity. Threats and internal configurations change so rapidly that it can be tough to zero in on a solid read of a risk...

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In Search of Useful Models

Stephen Boyer | October 1, 2013

I was in graduate school when I first heard the well-known quote by statistician George Box: “Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful."

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As one of the co-founders of BitSight Technologies, I’ve been working with our team to develop a product that I firmly believe will change the way companies measure and address security risk. Although development has been underway for two...

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