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Best of the Best in 2013: The Whiteboard

By on December 19, 2013

One of the best things about M-Unition is that it gives us an opportunity to call upon our industry peers and experts and get their take on the cybersecurity landscape. Tapping into this community, we’ve heard from the best. They’ve shared their thoughts on trends and issues impacting our industry and talked about why they have joined the information security field. We’ve discussed different philosophies, approaches, and more than anything, we’ve learned that the security community is a passionate group looking to move forward and conquer.

In case you’ve missed them, here are some of our most popular posts:

Exclusive Podcast: Mobile and Data is Transforming Retail According to CIO of Neiman Marcus
As the summer was drawing to a close and retailers were bombarded with back to school shoppers, we decided to take a look at how IT and security impact the shopping experience. Richard Bejtlich sat down with the CIO of Neiman Marcus, Michael Kingston to discuss the top trends in retail including mobility and data capture, and specifically how IT security plays an integral role in securing data and protecting brand equity.

Cyber Conflicts: Dynamics, Trends, and Lessons Learned with Jason Healey
During Black Hat 2013, Richard Bejtlich had the opportunity to sit down with Jason Healey, director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Atlantic Council to discuss cyber conflict. Healey edited the first-ever history of cyber conflict, A Fierce Domain: Cyber Conflict, 1986 to 2012 and in this podcast discusses historical situations – from Stuxnet to Estonia – that have impacted the cyber landscape.

M-Unition Podcast Series: Live from RSA – Richard Bejtlich Interviews Bruce Schneier
During RSA USA 2013, Richard Bejtlich sat down with industry luminary, Bruce Schneier to discuss his latest book, Liars and Outliers and Mandiant’s new APT1 report. During the podcast, Schneier looked back at his “monitor first” advice from 2001 and discussed its impact today, “We are learning from the recent attacks in the news,” said Schneier. “Thelesson hasn’t changed.” On the cusp of an early cyber arms race, Schneier dug into the Mandiant report and shared his concerns on the future of cybersecurity.

You are an APT Target
Phillip Ferraro, chief information security officer (CISO) for DRS Defense Solutions, wrote an article in SC Magazine responding to our APT1 report stating, “Every CEO, C-level executive and board member must know and understand this risk. Too many businesses are of the opinion that only government organizations or defense contractors are at risk of being targeted by an APT.” Ferraro gave us permission to reprint his article on M-Unition.

Women in Cybersecurity Series
In honor of Women’s History Month, we focused on Women in Cybersecurity – highlighting the great work that women are doing in cybersecurity, on the front lines of efforts to combat advanced attackers.

During this series, we talked with some of the top women in cybersecurity about their careers, the state of cybersecurity right now, and what scenarios keep them up at night. Check out interviews with Jill Knesek, Global Practice Head – Advise Assure, BT Global Services, Stephanie Scheuermann, Senior Security & Control Engineer, Ford Motor Company, Kristen Verderame, CEO, Pondera International, and Karen Zwolski, Vice President, IT Security, URS Corporation.

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