Reporting on the Mountain of Vulnerability Data

03.25.2014 by VioPoint Blogger

So you have the vulnerability scanner installed, you've run all your scans and you have a giant amount of data to sift through. The next thing that usually happens is that your sponsor starts asking for reports on what is vulnerable, what can be ... [Read more...]

Making One IT Auditor Seem Like Fifty

10.08.2013 by VioPoint Blogger

I worked for a number of years in a medium sized enterprise and watched as frustrated and overworked auditors asked if a finding had been remediated from a previous audit, or requested systems to sample for testing. Not only was this time consuming, ... [Read more...]

Luck of the Defender

04.08.2013 by VioPoint Blogger

On October 12, 1984 a bomb, placed within a bathroom months earlier, exploded at the Grand Hotel in Brighton, England. Residing in the hotel at the time of the blast was none other than the Prime Minster of England herself, Margaret Thatcher. The ... [Read more...]

Top Mitigation Strategies

02.26.2013 by VioPoint Blogger

There’s no doubt that several of our security peers here in the United States write some fantastic blogs, provide valuable guidance and overall are truly helping to advance our field. However, if you look hard enough, you’ll find incredibly valuable ... [Read more...]

Raising Children Is Like Managing an Information Security Program? Who Knew?

02.06.2013 by VioPoint Blogger

I am always trying to think about ways to convey to people what it’s like to manage a security program; and after having my second daughter I thought about the similarities between creating and managing a security program and being a parent. [Read more...]

"Into the Breach" Post-Mortem

10.10.2012 by VioPoint Blogger

As SecureWorld 2012 wrapped up here in the Detroit area, I couldn’t help but think about many of the common elements that existed in several of the presentations, keynotes and panels this year.  I had the pleasure to speak on a panel entitled “Into ... [Read more...]

Follow the Bouncing Ball

08.22.2012 by VioPoint Blogger

In the Early Stages of  Your Risk and Compliance Strategy From a risk and compliance perspective, we see many organizations chase the most recent security event.  Much like the little soccer players chasing the ball, many customers swarm from one ... [Read more...]

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