What Do Ski Helmets, Seat Belts, and Encryption Have in Common?
By Charles Goldberg
Ski helmets, seat belts, and encryption. What comes to your mind when you
read these words?
You may immediately think “safety,” and you’d be right, but how about
“speed enablers”? At first blush, that may not be the first concept that
comes to mind, but there’s a pretty compelling case to be made for this as
another common theme.
Let me give you a couple fun examples, starting with ski helmets. During the
winter of 2002/2003 researchers studied different factors, and how they
affect skier and snow boarder speed. One of the variables examined was “use
or not of helmet”. The authors measured the speed of 650 individuals at
three different US ski resorts and found the average speed for helmet users
(28.4 MPH) was significantly higher than those not using a helmet (25.4 MPH).
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Tis’ the season – the season where I look back at predictions I made last
year, the season where I evaluate and take a deep dive into the breach
landscape and the season where I look into where 2015 is headed. In a March
2014 blog post, I discussed how the sheer amount of data breaches (i.e.
Target, Adobe, Korea Credit Bureau, Neiman Marcus) is a clear sign cybercrime
will continue to rise. We will dive into those predictions, stepping through
where we stand today. But before we do so, we’ll provide a quick review on
where we stand within the data breach landscape.
2014 Data Bre... (more)
It's all ‘Bout That Access, ‘Bout That Access, ‘Bout That Access - 2015
Insider Threat Report Takeaways
While a year ago the big breach of the day involved likes of Target, now the
breach landscape – which was once about financial gain – has exploded.
It’s exploded to a world of state-sponsored attacks, of hackers getting
more intelligent and of political organizations cyber-attacking alongside
using physical force. Today we issued our 2015 Vormetric Insider Threat
report. Coming off of the Sony breach and Obama’s State of the Union
address, we can’t think of a better time to d... (more)
The Anthem Data Breach-Assumptions and Allegations Abound
By Charles Goldberg
I’m writing this blog on Monday, February 9th, late afternoon with a very
full stomach. Last week we launched Vormetric Tokenization with Dynamic Data
Masking and today we took the engineers out for a big lunch to celebrate. Now
feeling full and contemplative, I thought I’d join the club and write about
the big industry news: Anthem’s massive loss of customer and employee data.
A lot’s happened since February 4, when Anthem announced the breach. Here
are just a few groups that have been keeping busy:
Last week I had the pleasure of attending AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web
Services’ global customer and partner conference in Las Vegas. Overall the
conference was characterized by a very entrepreneurial spirit, full of
inventive individuals. With nearly 20,000 cloud fans in Vegas, it was bound
to be a good time.
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As someone who has attended a fair share of trade shows, it was refreshing to
see attendees express a genuine interest in the conference. I was encouraged
to see so m... (more)