CEO Ray Rothrock on The Cybersecurity Domino Effect

Infosecurity Magazine | Dec 30, 2015

Almost 400 years ago, the English cleric and poet John Donne penned these immortal words: “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.”

Sublime as that sentiment certainly is, it also describes the cold reality of today’s business environment—our large, dynamic and complex networks are all interconnected, and all interdependent.

This is why we now see numerous high-profile stories about a breach of one company’s network causing serious problems for others in its supply chain. Strap yourselves in: unless we work hard to make things much better, they’re going to get much worse.

RedSeal 2016 Predictions: What 2016 Holds for Cybersecurity

VMBlog | Dec 23, 2015

2015 could have been just another year of data breaches and flawed cyberdefense, but it’s also been a year when cybersecurity conversations have become more prevalent in the boardroom. Business leaders are getting a better understanding of the significance cybersecurity has to the overall wellbeing of their organizations. A lot of work is yet to be done to bridge the cybersecurity awareness gap between IT pros and the C-suite, but after reflecting on what we’ve learned this past year, here are some things we expect to see in 2016:

2015 Security Predictions

TechZone360 | Dec 17, 2014

2014: The year of the data breach. Although technically the trend started with the massive credit card heist at Target last holiday season, 2014 really saw the perfection of the art, with big hits at Home Depot, Sally Beauty, Michael’s, and yes, the celebrity iCloud photo leak. As bad as it’s been, 2015 will see no slowdown in incidents.

“The subtlety and length of the breaches that are publicly disclosed indicate the underlying goals to be moving away from the ‘smash and grab’ of credit card number thefts towards more systemic damage possible by simply waiting for information and continuing to probe for more content,” said Steve Hultquist.

Putting Money Into Security, post by RedSeal CEO Ray Rothrock

TechCrunch | Nov 26, 2015

“I’ve long been immersed in the world of technology — as a hobbyist, a venture capitalist, a board member and now as a CEO. But looking back at key segments of my personal investment history, I’m struck by the story it tells about security. Yes, information security — it may just be the most dynamic sector of this dynamic market.”

OMB’s Cybersecurity Implementation Plan Should Measure Agency Resilience

SIGNAL | Nov 19, 2015

Following the distressing headlines that cataloged repeated cyber breaches of U.S. federal computer networks—some that compromised the personal data of millions of people—government officials have implemented a patchwork of safeguards to shore up vulnerabilities, including the identification of high value assets. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released a memo, the Cybersecurity Implementation Plan (CSIP) for Federal Civilian Agencies, which provides a multi-step plan for agencies to identify their high value assets.

Time for agencies to tell OMB about high-value assets

Federal Computer Week | Nov 13, 2015

“It’s a great first step,” agreed Ray Rothrock, CEO of security firm RedSeal. “It’s a good thing CSIP asks for this.”

People On The Move – Gordon Adams, RedSeal Chief Revenue Officer

Silicon Valley Business Journal | Oct 29, 2015

Mr. Adams brings to his new role extensive experience with growth-oriented technology companies, along with a complementary blend of analytical and relationship skills

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Controversial Cybersecurity Bill, Angering Opponents

SIGNAL | Oct 27, 2015

Cybersecurity company RedSeal Incorporated, a U.S. enterprise software company that models network security infrastructure to defend against cyber attacks, criticized the bill because it fails to solve core issues to protect against breaches, and will lead to “the erosion of trust between citizens and business and government,” said CEO Ray Rothrock. “Sharing is essential in a digital war as information is critical to winning. And, the concept of safe harbor is a powerful one, and used broadly in American business. However, in this case, the safe harbor is only between the government and business and does nothing for citizens and customers.” The bill fails to safeguard individuals’ personal information, he added. “As a business owner, under the Senate bill I may seek safe harbor by sharing information with the government, but my customers are still wondering what I’m doing to protect their information.”