FinOps – Fund Managers: A Risk-Based Approach to Tackling Cybersecurity Threats

By Chris Strohm Although Wall Streeters often criticize Washington, DC bureaucrats for being out of touch with their daily realities, the new Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity issued in February by the National Institute of Standards and Technology might just be a notable exception. It has apparently become a hit among US investment management […]

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Dark Reading – Bitcoin, Meet Darwin: Crypto Currency’s Future

By: Mathew J. Schwartz First-movers rarely survive, but some experts see a real future for government-issued crypto currency. In five years, might the Bitcoin market be little more than a smoking ruin? That’s the dystopian future facing crypto-currency traders, if the current pace of attacks against Bitcoin exchanges and holders continues. Both could see a […]

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CSO – In Pictures: RSA Conference 2014

By: CSO Staff CSO traveled to San Francisco, CA last week in order to attend the RSA Conference, touted as the largest security event in North America. Here’s a visual recap of the event from the show floor. See Pictures Here.

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A Slice of RSA Conference 2014 – Richard Stiennon’s Experience

Security Current By: Richard Stiennon J. Paul Haynes, CEO of eSentire, briefed me on what he says a true managed security provider looks like. His Ontario-based firm installs sensors at each office of their customers and provides eyes-on-glass real time defense against attacks. Read full article here

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Bloomberg: Encryption Would Have Stopped Snowden From Using Secrets

Bloomberg By Chris Strohm Feb 28, 2014 “We have to get to the point where the data itself, independent from the systems, is appropriately protected everywhere all the time,” said Hunt, who left the CIA in October and is on the advisory board at eSentire Inc., a Cambridge, Ontario-based security software company. “My goal would […]

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Computerworld: Booze, bots and other RSA ruminations

Computerworld’s Second Take By: Jaikumar Vijayan RSA says 400 vendors registered for the event. I believe them. Intel appears to have one of the largest booths, and it’s not even a security vendor, although it did acquire security company McAfee a few years ago. BeyondTrust’s booth has a high-striker for people to try out their […]

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Former CIA technology chief joins eSentire’s advisory board

By Rose Simone The Record CAMBRIDGE — When it comes to cybersecurity, you can’t get much better advice than from someone like Ira (Gus) Hunt, former chief technology officer of the Central Intelligence Agency in the U.S. So eSentire, the network security company based in Cambridge, really has “the best in the industry” with the […]

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Your Money or Your Life’s Work

CryptoLocker and its descendants bring encrypting ransomware into the spotlight. Jesse Staniforth The best thing about the Crypto-Locker trojan is that it does what it promises: If you give in to its demands, you will generally get your data back. But, the worst thing about the new ransomware also is that it does what it […]

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Inside a Working Security Operations Center

CSO recently took a tour of a SOC operated by eSentire, which has spent the last few years growing their operations to secure hundreds of data centers globally. They use the familiar process of automation, detection, and mitigation, but focus on the human element more than anything, as their SOC operators work to assess and […]

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