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Episode 156: Looming over Black Hat: doing Security at Massive Scale

In this episode of the Security Ledger Podcast (#156), we’re joined by Michael Coates, the former Chief Information Security Officer at Twitter and the CEO and co-founder of Altitude Networks.* With “hacker summer camp” kicking off in Las Vegas, Michael and I talk about the pre-eminent challenge for the information security industry: how to do security at the massive scale and speed of cloud environments like AWS.

Episode 102: Is Blockchain the Foundation for a Secure Internet of Things?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:24 — 29.1MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this episode of the Security Ledger Podcast (#102): we think of blockchain as the immutable and distributed ledger that vouches for crypto currency transactions. But is its real potential as a foundation for a secure Internet of Things? We speak with Vaughan Emery, the CEO of the start-up Atonomi, which markets itself as a secure ledger for Things. 

Armis scores $17m to tackle Enterprise IoT Security

In-brief: with a $17 million investment from Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital, Armis becomes the latest security firm to trace its origins back to the Israel Defense Force’s Unit 8200 and the latest to target Internet of Things risk to the enterprise. 

Updated: RSA’s Hottest Startup Signals Online Identity Shakeup

In-brief: The RSA Conference’s most celebrated start-up, UnifyID, signals a fast-approaching revolution in how we do identity online.  (Updated with link to UnifyID interview video.  – PFR 2/20/2017)

IoT Entrepreneurs Need Passion…and a Business Plan

In-brief: The Internet of Things makes unique demands on entrepreneurs. Among them: passion, and a good business plan, says Cisco’s Marc Blackmer.  I love the Internet of Things! Why? The IoT literally and figuratively opens us to a new world of possibility. The combination of increasing connectivity, online collaboration and the open source movement significantly lowers the barrier to entry for those driven to make their imprint on the world. Typically, I focus on the security aspect of the IoT, but one commonality across the IoT are the entrepreneurs. Without them, there would be no IoT – secure or otherwise – so I’d like to take a look at a case study that I think will benefit all entrepreneurs. Cisco sponsors the Innovation Grand Challenge at the IoT World Forum each as well as sponsoring other programs such as DevNet hackathons in conjunction with Cisco Live! As you can imagine, we […]