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David Dorosin | 12 Nov 2012 | 2 comments

David Dorosin - Director, Product Marketing

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and the necessity to defend large organizations against new IT security threats has spawned a staggering array of security tools. The sheer amount of data being generated by these tools is creating a “big data” problem for many enterprise security teams.

In a recent survey by the Enterprise Strategy Group, 86 percent of enterprises indicated that they were collecting more data than they did two years ago, with half of those collecting “substantially” more. In such an environment, critical security issues and the key actions required to address them are often hidden in plain sight. CISOs and enterprise security teams are increasingly looking for ways to sift through this data to quickly identify the key risks to their business and drive the appropriate actions to address those risks.

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msmart007 | 24 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

A few weeks ago, I returned from the European NG Security summit, held this year in Frankfurt. It was a successful summit with over 20 CISOs in attendance. There were a couple of things that really stood out for me.  Cyber, (Security, Threats, or Crime) & Risk.  Most of those in charge of their company's IT security business were conscious that they needed to do a better job communicating back to the business in their own language. Of the few that reported they already did this, they were clear that this approach meant they were able to build more strategic relations and gain additional budget.

Most organisations understand risk, after all, they would not be where they are today if they had not taken the occasional risk to grow the business! However, in the age of austerity, managing or controlling risk becomes even more important. Taking calculated risks through better business intelligence is not just an approach reserved for the research, sales or...