Category Archives: Conferences

Emergency Preparedness and Cyber Security

This week I had the opportunity to be the plenary speaker for the Alaska Homeland Security Preparedness¬†Conference. It was a great chance to talk to folks who worry about terrorism and natural disasters and convey to them the impact that … Continue reading

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23 Years is a Long Time

I woke up in the Middle East this morning. In Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, to be precise. This isn’t the first time I have been in the Middle East. I’ve been to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Egypt and … Continue reading

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Thinking About BlackHat – The Suits vs. The Shorts

One of the interesting things about BlackHat is that hackers and CISOs rub elbows. One of the few places where that happens routinely. It’s kinda funny. The CISOs are trying not to look so much like a “suit”, so they … Continue reading

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Just A Few Things Left

That’s right, not too much more left here at BlackHat. A couple of meetings with customers, a couple of analysts. And of course, Core’s party at the RX Boiler Room. Which is supposed to be pretty epic. Then I’m gonna … Continue reading

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Vulnerability Management Maturity Model

I’ve been working on this for a couple months now.¬†Basically, we all know the truth of the matter is that intrusions happen because we security guys are not able to patch the things that matter, fix the areas that intruders … Continue reading

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A Week in Vegas

Yep, here I am in Las Vegas. Sitting in my hotel room knocking out a quick post on the blog before heading down to check in for BlackHat and find people and dinner. I plan to write something every day, … Continue reading

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August: Something I Swore I’d Never Do

No, not August, actually. It comes every year and it would be a bit awkward to swear off of August. Imagine me having to basically go into some sort of hibernation for 31 days. What I swore I’d never do … Continue reading

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