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Resilient regulation can help end the tech-consumer stalemate

The Hill | October 21, 2018

By Ray Rothrock, RedSeal CEO

The reason for the absence of meaningful dialogue and meaningful movement is that the two sides persist in choosing the wrong adjectives. They argue over preemptive federal legislation versus state legislation. They fight over tough legislation versus soft legislation.

What they should do is discard all of these modifiers and instead embrace, together, just one type of legislation: resilientWe need privacy regulation that promotes the resilience of data privacy and security. And we need it whether we run Google and Facebook or use Google and Facebook.

DriveScale TechNow Podcast with Ray Rothrock

DriveScale TechNow Podcast | October 3, 2018

With Ray Rothrock, RedSeal CEO

In this edition of TechNow with Tom Lyon, Tom talks to Ray Rothrock, venture capitalist, nuclear engineer, cyber security expert, and current CEO of RedSeal, a firm that helps organizations quantify their digital resilience.

Cybersecurity: Duck and Cover or Stand Up and Do Business?

CEOWORLD | October 1, 2018

By Ray Rothrock, RedSeal CEO

Cybersecurity isn’t working today.  In 2016, the Ponemon Institute reported that each of the 383 companies it surveyed had a “26 percent probability of a material data breach involving ten thousand lost or stolen records” within the “next twenty-four months.” Take this beyond two years—say to the projected life of your business—and you must accept the certainty of data breach. If cybersecurity were working, that certainty would not exist.

What has gone wrong with cybersecurity?

The exponential development of digital technology has left it in the cyber dust.

How do we build digitally resilient organizations?

CSO Online | September 4, 2018

So, what does a digitally resistant organization look like? In a recent column, Ray Rothrock, a CEO who has written a book on Digital Resilience, says: “Instead of cowering behind a wall and hoping for the best, those who lead digitally resilient businesses ensure that they know the strengths, weaknesses, gaps and vulnerabilities of their networks.”

Five Tips For Building Digital Resilience Into Your Business Plan

Chief Executive | September 3, 2018

By Ray Rothrock, RedSeal CEO

The security advisory firm Herjavec Group reports that cybercrime damages are set to cost businesses $6 trillion annually by 2021, with cybersecurity spending topping $1 trillion from 2017 to 2021. A trillion here, a trillion there … pretty soon you’re talking real money — more than enough to acknowledge that managing an organization’s cyber risk has truly become a CEO and Board-level responsibility.

It is essential today that enterprises build digital resilience into their business plans—and do so deep and wide.

Tip #1: Understand the difference between digital security and digital resilience.

Sarder TV with Ray Rothrock

Sarder TV | August 24, 2018

With Ray Rothrock, RedSeal CEO

Ray Rothrock is a venture capitalist and former partner at Venrock, he has invested primarily in the industries of infosecurity and energy. Rothrock is currently the CEO of RedSeal Inc. and serves on the board of directors of several other companies, as well as the board for the Northern California chapter of NACD.

We sit down for a full video interview to discuss cyber attacks, their impact on business and his journey to success.

Harvard Business School: Alumni and Faculty Books

Harvard Business School | June 2018

Digital Resilience: Is Your Company Ready for the Next Cyber Threat?
by Ray Rothrock (MBA 1988)

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Rothrock lays bare tactics used by hackers, vulnerabilities lurking in networks, and strategies not just for surviving attacks but also for thriving even while under assault. This book helps businesses understand the threats they face, assess the resilience of their networks against attacks, identify and address weaknesses, and respond to data theft swiftly and effectively.

The Future of Cyber Security, with Ray Rothrock

Dive With Data Podcast | July 26, 2018

With Ray Rothrock, RedSeal CEO

Asha Saxena explores cyber security and the future of Big Data with venture capitalist Ray Rothrock.

In this episode, we’ll talk about how Big Data is impacting cyber security and how businesses can overcome the common challenges associated with Big Data, from keeping sensitive information to finding the right talent to process and analyze the data. Without a doubt, Big Data is here to stay, which is why all businesses should focus on learning how to effectively use it.

PM World Book Review: Digital Resilience

PM World Journal | July 2018

The subtitle grasped my attention, “Is your Company Ready for the Next Cyber Threat?” With the speed of change and the lack of international laws to detect and prosecute the criminals, my mind quickly responded, “I doubt it?”

This title addresses the rise in cybercrimes and every business, large and small are at risk. It helps law abiding business people peek inside the minds and tactics of international criminals to understand the threats, identify the weakness and effectively respond, no matter what it takes.

Keeping Score with Digital Resilience

Cybrary | July 10, 2018

With Ray Rothrock, RedSeal CEO

As much as everyone hates to think about this, it is a reality that we all must face: cyberattacks are not going to stop, and everyone is a target. It may even be safe to say that any person who has even briefly gone on the Internet has been exposed to some cyber threat, whether it be a phishing email or malware download.