Best of breed is best…apparently!

Another cyber-truism is that ‘best of breed’ controls are best.  A variation of this statements exists in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which refers to ‘state of the art’ controls (EUR-LEX, 2016).  A challenge with best of breed is that companies select technologies based on the industry’s opinion of a particular solution.  Control …

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Cybersecurity Basics: Don’t Forget to Lock the Door

Extracted content from an article I wrote for my CompTIA series. You can check out the unabridged version here: https://certification.comptia.org/it-career-news/hub/Chris-Hodson It’s a futuristic cybersecurity threat landscape out there – one that sometimes feels like it’s ripped from the pages of a science-fiction thriller. State actors and government-sized interests are finding more sophisticated ways of delivering …

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Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: Cybersecurity Use Cases

As a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), my day job affords me the luxury of attending cybersecurity conferences all over the world. These meet-ups provide invaluable opportunities for peer networking and knowledge sharing. Many attend conferences to hear directly from cybersecurity vendors in the event’s trade halls. In fact, many accept the subconscious trade-off involving …

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