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Boardroom Heroes: Part 3 (Finale) – CASBs

By Annie Wang  |  September 2, 2015 at 10:01 AM  | 

Screen_Shot_2015-09-02_at_9.58.46_AM“It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me” - Batman

I know quoting a famous superhero like Batman can be a little cheesy (even if he is the coolest superhero of all time), but I think the point it makes is important. In order for IT security professionals to become boardroom heroes, they must take action. In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series I talked about the opportunity that IT security teams have. 

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Boardroom Heroes: Part 2 – Prepping for 2016’s User Revolt

By Annie Wang  |  August 31, 2015 at 8:00 AM  | 


“2016 will be the year of the user revolt” – Gartner analyst, Gartner Catalyst Conference

During the Gartner Catalyst event a couple weeks back I spoke to with an analyst about the use of Cloud Access security brokers for mobile security. He had just finished a presentation on the use of EMM solutions in the enterprise. He said that cloud access security brokers are positioned perfectly for the “user movement.” 

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Boardroom Heroes: Part 1 – The Rise Of IT Security

By Annie Wang  |  August 27, 2015 at 8:30 AM  | 

hero_1“I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it's a verb” – Robert Downey Jr.

It seems like for years IT security professionals were taken for granted. Seen by most as a formality so the company can check the box for “Yes, we have security in place.” It wasn’t a job where folks were given much attention, and certainly wasn’t a position that had sway over the decisions of the boardroom. In many ways it still isn’t.

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Security Is Everyone's Responsibility

By Annie Wang  |  August 25, 2015 at 7:46 AM  | 

baggage_unattended“Please report any unattended baggage. Security is everyone’s responsibility” – US Airways terminal intercom message

That’s the message I heard in the US Airways terminal as I was scarfing down my Panda Express during my layover in Phoenix, on my way to Cancun Mexico. The second half of that message really struck home. “Security is everyone’s responsibility.” I know airport baggage has nothing to do with securing enterprise data, and that airport security is not the same as protecting companies against data breaches, but that’s the first thing that popped into my mind.

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