Articles & Presentations

Is The Security Industry Solving Our Problems? And What Can We Do Without It?

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Presented at the Texas Department of Information Resources Information Security Forum, April, 2019.

Security Innovation Awareness Through Vendor Relationships

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February, 2019 presentation given at TEISS 2019 in London (and GDS Security Insight Summit, December, 2018)

How to Build a Better CISO

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January, 2019 Article for HelpNet Security Magazine

GDPR for Security Practitioners

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September, 2018

Presented at CDM Media Security Summits in Dallas and Toronto, 2018

Security Metrics

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July, 2018 LinkedIn Article

Governance without Management in the Absence of a Perimeter

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April, 2018 LinkedIn Article

Why Hackers Love Healthcare

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April, 2018 Article for Dark Reading Magazine

2018 Cybersecurity Predictions

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February, 2018 LinkedIn Article

Interviews & Panels

TechTarget Interview

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May 2019 interview on cloud security.  There is a mis-statement here.  I advocate "back to the basics" at all phases of a security program - not just as a starter.

Silicon UK Interview

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April, 2019 Silicon UK interview about the IT & CISO life.  I really am keen on ML and AI once the market consistently produces actual and real examples.  I remain hopeful!

ITSP Magazine - Unusual Gatherings

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March, 2019 panel interview by Sean Martin along with Sian John and Candy Alexander.


I wear the cowboy hat at RSA so my online connections can spot me in the crowd.

Between Two Kernels

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March, 2019.  Kelly Shortridge, VP of Product over at Capsule8 does these videos with various members of the security community.


They are over-the-top deadpan, dry humor and meant for fun only.  It was very hard to keep a straight face.

IDG Connect - CIO Spotlight Interview

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February, 2019 general interview regarding my career path and different facets of the CISO life over the last year.

CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Series

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January, 2019 interview covering security fundamentals, collaboration between CISOs, infosec as a campaign and security as compared to IT

Cyber Startup Observatory - CISO of the Week

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November, 2018 - I was honored to be chosen as CISO of the week.  I was interviewed on a variety of CISO topics.

Business of Security Podcast - GDPR & Other Topics

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November, 2018 - Another great podcast series, and another fun interview.

SC Magazine - Unfogging the Future of SIEM

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October, 2018 interview for SC Magazine's "ebook" series.  Apparently I'm more opinionated about first generation SIEMs than I realized...

CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Series

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September, 2018 in-depth interview following up on my  August, 2018 announcement to begin openly embracing the vendor community.

My Vendor Experiment in Detail

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A September, 2018 interview regarding my voluntary experiment to allow vendors into my work life to the tune of 2 hours a week.

CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Series

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August, 2018 interview with one of the most relevant CISO podcasts out there - topics include leveraging compliance for real-world security, and how CISO's discover new solutions and technologies

IT Security Guru: CISO Chat

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June, 2018 interview covering blockchain, industry trends and gripes, and security vs. privacy

March, 2018 Got Friends? Segment

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March, 2018 Video interview about 2018 predictions and CISO trends.  I didn't have my glasses, and am hunched over the screen, squinting.  Good interview despite.