Cybersecurity Tools Gaining an Edge from AI

AITrends | January 28, 2021

In 2021, more firms will employ AI to battle cyberattacks, trying to gain an edge in a game of one-upmanship with hackers and attackers. A survey of 20 cybersecurity experts recently surveyed by Forbes showed some patterns. 

AI Assistance for Humans May Ease Cybersecurity Skills Challenge  

Mike Lloyd, CTO at RedSeal

The shortage of IT staff skilled in cybersecurity is driving the need to rely more on AI software,  while understanding the proper role of the humans involved. “This is why the focus in 2021 is not on which AI/ML engine has the most features or the lowest error rateit’s moving over to which AI approaches integrate humans into the process in the best way,” stated Mike Lloyd, CTO at RedSeal, a cloud security provider based in San Jose.  


The Pandemic Is a Catalyst for Better Board Discussions About Cybersecurity

NACD Directorship | January/February 2021

By Mike Lloyd and Ray Rothrock

Cybersecurity is a universal challenge because there is an appreciable
part of every modern organization’s business that is digital
and therefore vulnerable to cyberattack. And this really is a war,
albeit with blurred front lines and unclear rules of engagement.
But the perennial challenge for directors is to clear away the fog.
The cyber landscape is exceptionally difficult because it is constantly
shifting—and winning depends on those who can best act
on imperfect information.

7 tips for modernizing data management

CIO | January 25, 2021

Data is an enterprise’s most valuable and enduring asset, serving as the foundation for both digital strategy and transformation. Yet maintaining a strong grip on rapidly spiraling amounts of data scattered across public and private clouds, as well as in on-premises environments, requires a new and innovative management approach

2. Inventory and map all data assets

Before moving forward, return to the basics. “If you can’t nail down where your data assets are and what’s protecting them, you won’t be able to answer whether the access granted is appropriately limited or wide open to the internet,” warns Mike Lloyd, CTO at cybersecurity technology developer RedSeal.

Simplifying security: how to navigate the integration challenge

Computer Fraud & Security | January 2021

We deploy a lot of security technology, but breaches continue. Either we’re bad at this or the game is stacked against us.

It turns out it’s the latter – there are structural reasons why security remains so elusive. We’re short staffed, up against a heavily automated group of adversaries, and our IT infrastructure is fragmenting. Mike Lloyd at RedSeal suggests that we need to find a better way to target investments in security to where they are most needed, and then integrate a single view of our ever-widening attack surface.

Key learnings, how to prepare and the next big thing in security

VM Blog | January 15, 2021

The rules of the security game keep changing. We were finally getting close to perfecting the art of securing data centers and VPNs, when along came cloud, multiple cloud environments, and a pandemic forcing many of us to work remotely, disrupting all aspects of work and home life.

From a data center point of view, there was a great migration of who needed access to what, from where. Here are some thoughts of what to expect in security in 2021, some of the key lessons from the year and how businesses can prepare for the new year.


Security Think Tank: The year of the work-from-home hangover

Computer Weekly | 4 January 2021

After a year of unprecedented disruption thanks to Covid-19, it looks like remote working is set to remain with us for now, which means security strategies will change in 2021. What will this change look like, and what tools and services will be selling like hot cakes?