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How vendors empower weak security

Posted by Martin Zinaich on February 6, 2017

I wrote about this before in a post called “Big Things and Small Things”. I documented how two very large companies failed to support Information Security in a corporate environment with even a basic level of accommodation. More came to light this week when reviewing Microsoft Exchange 2016. The issue has been around since 2013, […]

2017 InfoSec Predictions

Posted by Martin Zinaich on January 4, 2017

As usual, we have the requisite Information Security Predictions for the coming New Year: Jeff Harris, vice president of solutions for Ixiamp, sees a ramp up in weaponization of the Internet of Things (IoT) to carry out widescale DDoS attacks in 2017 James Carder, CISO of LogRhythm, predicts that in 2017 we could be in […]

Governance the often-missing piece of Information Security

Posted by Martin Zinaich on March 12, 2016

In the report, What does Information Security have in common with Eastern Air Lines Flight 401? – I posit that one byproduct of professionalizing Information Security will be elevating it to the board level where it belongs. I also wrote the following: “…it is no longer adequate that organizations secure only “their” network. Vendors, suppliers, […]

Big Things & Small Things

Posted by Martin Zinaich on November 14, 2015

Big Things & Small Things

Alvin Toffler, an American writer and futurist known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communication revolution and technological singularity, once said, “You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.” He is right, certainly about this digital revolution. Cases in […]

A Funny Thing Happened at the Conference

Posted by Martin Zinaich on October 3, 2015

I recently spoke at the IT Audit and Controls Conference in Florida. I was doing my normal cantankerous venting about how businesses do not get that Information Security is a business problem and not just an IT problem. In fact, one recent study found that 80% of the total value of the Fortune 500 now […]