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Digital Resilience: What You Can Do – Now

Tau Beta Pi – The Bent | June 18, 2019 (Page 14)

Cyber Canon Book Review: Digital Resilience

Palo Alto Networks | May 15, 2019

Digital Resilience: Is Your Company Ready for the Next Cyber Threat? by Ray Rothrock, Book Reviewed by Ron Gula, President Gula Tech Adventures & Co-Founder Tenable Network Security

I recommend “Digital Resilience: Is Your Company Ready for the Next Cyber Threat” to smart people who need to rapidly learn the history and issues of cybersecurity, so they can make effective decisions and formulate strategies to manage cybersecurity today.

If you’ve recently been put in charge of IT or IT operations and didn’t grow up in cybersecurity over the past 20 years, this book is for you. This book is also equally useful for new CEOs, CFOs or board members who need to understand cyber risk without getting overwhelmed with IT technology or the defeatism of “hackers and nation states will always get in, so why bother”.

An Interview with Ray Rothrock at the 2019 CERIAS Symposium

Cyber.Now Podcast | April 15, 2019

Host Nick Sturgeon interviews Ray Rothrock, the CEO of RedSeal and the opening Keynote for the 2019 CERIAS Security Symposium. The Cyber.Now Podcast is a weekly 30 minute liberty-based program, focusing on the latest in technology, politics, cybersecurity and government.

Digital Resilience – What You Can Do Now

Soundview Magazine | March 27, 2019

In our increasingly digital world, we are all targets of hackers and fraudsters. To survive, we must use some best practices to ensure our resilience. I use the word resilience rather than security deliberately. Security is about trying to stop the bad guys. Resilience is what you do when one of them—inevitably—gets in. It’s about identifying the problem and neutralizing it, even as you continue to do business. It’s also about recovery, quickly and productively, stronger than ever.

To regain control both in feeling and fact requires that we become resilient in our digital lives. Here’s how.

How to better manage your brain and your business

Acuity Magazine | March 26, 2019

Today’s digital networks are no longer an adjunct to business, they have become the substance of it. If you are not ensuring your company is prepared for a cyber threat you could be in for some nasty surprises.

Ray Rothrock is one of America’s leading cybersecurity experts and warns that if your business is connected to the internet, it’s at risk. Cybersecurity must be seen as an integral part of an organisation – not a reluctant expense instigated by the IT department.

Top 10 Must-Read Books on Information Security in 2019

Sensors Tech Forum | March 27, 2019

8. Digital Resilience: Is Your Company Ready for the Next Cyber Threat?

This is one of the most current works on cyber threats, written in 2018, and only recently published. The author is currently the CEO of RedSeal, a cybersecurity consulting company.

The great thing about this book is that it is quite non-technical. It is really written for non-techie management and leadership who may not understand all of the jargon and processes.

Venture Capitalist Ray Rothrock on WNPV’s AM Edition

WNPV’s AM Edition | March 1, 2019

RedSeal CEO Ray Rothrock joined Darryl Berger of Philadelphia’s WNPV for their morning drivetime program “AM Edition.” Ray discusses the evolving threats in cybersecurity, resilience in the physical and cyber world, and his book “Digital Resilience: Is Your Company Ready for the Next Cyber Threat?”

We’re All Going to Get Hacked

Harvard Business School  | February 13, 2019

In November 2014, Sony Pictures suffered a massive, high-profile data breach, with hackers breaking in and stealing everything from confidential employee data to unreleased films. And not long after, on a Saturday morning, Ray Rothrock’s cell phone rings. Rothrock (MBA 1988) is the CEO of the cybersecurity firm Red Seal, and a higher-up at Sony was looking for his help. After the breach, he told Rothrock, the company essentially hit factory reset on their entire network. The phones were down. They were doing payroll by handwritten checks. They had burned it all down. And now they needed someone to help them rebuild it.

Digital Resilience: Book Review by Mark Gorenberg

Book Review  | January 14, 2019

Mark Gorenberg, Founder, Zetta Venture Partners 

Wow. What an amazing read. I was mesmerized by the details and easily way you explained the Target breach all the way through the list of recommendations.  Really great work.

Digital Resilience: Book Review by Diana Chapman Walsh

Book Review  | January 8, 2019

By Diana Chapman Walsh, 12th President of Wellesley College

Fascinating, compelling, a beautifully-written page turner that draws the reader in immediately. I learned a whole new vocabulary—new words to convey new concepts in paragraph after paragraph—introduced elegantly and seamlessly so as not to disrupt the flow of the intriguing story you were unfolding. Concepts like “preemptive mitigation of damage” to augment existing security measures aimed at preventing breaches, which are inevitable. And that because of the “frictionless vulnerability” that accompanies the much-desired ability to communicate without friction. The difference (in time and consequence) between infiltration of the network and “exfiltration” of the data. On and on like this.

A whole fascinating world that reads more like a John Grisham novel than a technical treatise. That’s my comment on the pleasure of reading it; masterfully crafted prose and structure. Beyond that, you make an iron-clad case that (1) cybersecurity is among the most important issues of our time and (2) the digital resilience you describe is indispensable and also possible if senior leadership will educate themselves, institute the changes you advocate, and pay attention. I loved your dark energy-dark matter analogy at the opening of Chapter 7.