The World of Online Platform Abuse and Fraud

Initially posted at: I had the privilege to (virtually) sit with my industry colleague, Landon Winkelvoss (co-founder, Nisos) to discuss cyber adversaries I have encountered, and lessons learned. Excerpt from the initial post: In Episode 3 of Know Your Adversary, our discussion takes a look into the world of online platform abuse and fraud. […]

M&A and Cybersecurity

[updated April 12, 2021]You’re a cybersecurity leader at a growing company. [or information security leader — I’ll just say security from here on out]. You learn that your company is in conversations to acquire a smaller company, to include the people, products, and locations. What do you do? making mistakes You likely make a lot […]

Cloud IAM Webinar with DivvyCloud

Securing the Resources, Accounts and Permissions of the Cloud Identity Perimeter The dynamic and ephemeral nature of cloud environments makes traditional security perimeter approaches insufficient for managing risk. To reduce risk, companies must view identity in the cloud as a new perimeter. Strong cloud IAM governance is the key to preventing data breaches and limiting […]

How to WFH and Keep Your Digital Self Safe

I was thinking end of last week, “what I would tell my friends and family about being safe online while being forced to work from home”. I started writing a few ideas (nothing Earth shattering), and then released those thoughts this morning in a blog post. If you find it useful at all, please share […]

Transforming the SOC: Building Tomorrow’s Security Operations, Today

Shawn is a participating member of the Cyber Resilience Think Tank. The Cyber Resilience Think Tank is an independent group of industry influencers dedicated to understanding the cyber resilience challenges facing organizations across the globe, and together, providing guidance on possible solutions. Excerpts from eBook: “Transforming the SOC: Building Tomorrow’s Security Operations, Today” Introduction “The […]

Literal Cybersecurity Rockstars

Here’s something you don’t often hear of someone in the role of CSO/CISO do; coordinate a concert for the entire company, made up solely of employee musicians, from locations across the globe, and perform for their peers in full rock star fashion at the company’s annual kick-off. But, that is exactly what happened earlier this […]

Take a chance on someone….this week.

Take a chance on someone….this week. 23 years ago, this week, someone took a chance on me, offering me my first professional job on a help desk, supporting UNIX and mainframe systems, and tracking my work on a Windows 3.1 desktop with Lotus Notes. At that time, I couldn’t spell UNIX, nor had any clue […]

Commencing A New Decade: 2020 Predictions

At the end of 2019, I met in Boston with global IT and Security leaders to reflect on the year and develop strategic guidance for 2020. Here’s a look into the discussion and where we landed. #CRThinkTank #cybersecurity #infosec Shawn is a participating member of the Cyber Resilience Think Tank. The Cyber Resilience Think Tank is an […]

What Does 2019 Have In Store for Cybersecurity: A CISO’s Perspective

In January 2019, I had the honor of joining industry colleagues in an open webcast discussion on Cybersecurity predictions for 2019. Vito Sardanopoli, Gary Hayslip, CISSP, Scott King With the ever-changing threat environment and increasing prevalence of data breaches, today’s CISOs face a daunting task of securing their organization from a variety of threats. But, with so many […]

Reflection after Twenty Two Years

This month marks the completion of my twenty-second professional year in the technology industry. From days of system/network/IT work, in the worlds of AS400, UNIX, Novell, Windows NT, and Domino; moving into software development in Notes, Java, web; and into the human facing roles of technical professional services / consulting / training. All that before […]