Entries by Erica Vener

The Enemy Within

Security Advisor ME| October 2017

While most businesses are focused on preventing and mitigating external threats, there is often a greater danger their security teams need to worry about closer to home — insider threats. Contrary to popular belief, breaches don’t just occur at the hands of disgruntled employees but from non-malicious ones unintentionally as […]

Searching for the Unknown

Security Advisor ME| October 2017

In the Paleolithic age humans subsisted by hunting and gathering. Living in the wilderness they were exposed to a number of predatory beings and hunting increases their chances of survival. They had to learn how animals behaved, and develop tools and tracking methods to eliminate these threats.

Pursuing today’s cyber […]

Negative Unemployment: That Giant Sucking Sound In Security

FORBES | March 21, 2017

By Mike Lloyd for Forbes Technology Council, where elite CIOs, CTOs and execs offer firsthand insights on tech and business.

Businesses everywhere are facing the fact: the security talent pool is dry. I spoke to a manager recently who had hired a security analyst after eight months of searching. Each […]

Trump’s Budget Proposal to Significantly Boost Cybersecurity Funding

SIGNAL | March 16, 2017

The White House’s first federal budget blueprint unveiled Thursday seeks to fund the nation’s cybersecurity efforts by boosting budgets of the U.S. Defense Department and Department of Homeland Security—an initiative officials say will guard against the magnified threat landscape that is only getting worse.

The budget seeks $1.5 billion for the DHS that […]

Nine Ways To Protect Your Technology Company From DDoS Attacks

FORBES | March 16, 2017

DDoS attacks can wreak havoc on your company’s efficiency if you’re not careful. The Mirai botnet — malware that can be used for large-scale network attacks — can often go undetected due to common oversights and lack of preparation. It may be daunting to think about how IoT devices that […]

DOJ Indicts Suspected Yahoo Hackers From Russia

SEARCH SECURITY  and TECH TARGET | March 15, 2017 

The U.S. Department of Justice indicted four defendants accused of being the Yahoo hackers behind the breach of 500 million user accounts in 2014.

Three of the four defendants are Russian nationals — Dmitry Aleksandrovich Dokuchaev, Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin and Alexsey Alexseyevich Belan. Dokuchaev and Sushchin […]

Cyber Rule Could Quell the Urge to Merge for Government Contractors

SIGNAL | March 10, 2017 A revised NIST guideline raises the risk profile of M&A deals and presents challenges.

Do you work for a cyber company with federal government contracts? If so, hold onto your hat, because $210 billion in government information technology contracts will expire this year and be re-competed.

Federal IT security spending will […]

RedSeal CEO Ray Rothrock Says Academic Incubators Help Hone Great Ideas and Leaders at SXSW Panel

As VC, Rothrock Backed Mark43 at Harvard’s iLab

Sunnyvale, Calif.– Today RedSeal (www.redseal.net) CEO Ray Rothrock joined Michael K. Young, President of Texas A&M University, and Jodi Goldstein, Managing Director of the Harvard Innovation Lab at Harvard University, for a panel discussion on academic incubators at South by Southwest (SXSW).

Rothrock, […]