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The Security Current Podcast features CISO-led interviews with industry thought leaders about key challenges, best practices and innovative approaches to information security, risk and privacy.

Oct 31, 2014

Steve Katz, credited with being the first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), sets the record straight on that honorific. He talks about what it was like being the first CISO, jesting that he slept like a baby, getting up every two hours and crying. 

In the first of a two part interview, Katz...


Oct 24, 2014

Embedded systems, the Internet of Things and security. What do these three things have in common?

Once in use industrial, medical, avionics and other systems typically don't get upgraded, but they need to operate in a safe and trusted manner. But in the world of the Internet of Things where new, creative offerings are...


Oct 22, 2014

The drumbeat of breaches -- Home Depot, Target, Jimmy John's and the list goes one -- continues almost daily. Why is this the case? It doesn't appear to be a lack of security investment or governance.

As you'll hear from one former Gartner analyst who has 'gone over to the dark side,' a key problem is that individual...


Oct 17, 2014

Threat Intelligence is more than just a list of bad actors' IP addresses. The best sources of it tend to come from the more mature and 'enlightened' providers who employ a substantial number of security analysts who can evaluate the nature of the threats.

In fact, some are able to drill down not only to specific...


Oct 9, 2014

Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions help keep private data private. Using various rules based on certain policies, sensitive information can be prevented from being exfiltrated. But CISOs are walking a fine line. They must be careful not to inhibit user and business processes lest there be dire...