Chris Mark speaking at COMTEC 2014 by TouchNet August 27, 2014Posted by Chris Mark in Uncategorized.
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Chris Mark will be presenting at the 2014 COMTEC TouchNet Client Conference on PCI DSS and data security within the payment card industry. The title of the presentation will be Hitting the PCI Bullseye. COMTEC is the premier conference for Higher Education organizations. I was invited to speak in 2012 but found myself delayed returning to teh US as I was in the Gulf of Aden providing maritime security. Below is a description from the TouchNet website.
“Join us for the COMTEC pre-conference PCI Workshop: Hit the Bullseye on November 10th. This power-packed day of PCI and security training is vital for business, security, compliance, audit, and IT professionals who want to stay on target with changes in payment security rules in the coming year. You’ll get real-world advice on compliance and best practices from industry experts and campus leaders who are dedicated to information security.”
Chris Mark Speaking at 2014 AT&T CyberSecurity Conference August 25, 2014Posted by Chris Mark in Uncategorized.
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At 10 am on September 3rd, 2014 Chris (that is me) will be speaking at the 16th annual AT&T CyberSecurity Conference in New York City. My particular discussion will be on the Human Element of Security. From providing armed force protection in Mogadishu to unarmed security in a psychiatric ward through information security and anti-piracy work in the Gulf of Aden, I have learned that the underpinnings of security transcend all security domains. My presentation will hit on the concepts of rationality, Knightian uncertainty, parallax, proximate reality, change blindness, deterrence, and threat adaptation to provide tools CSOs can use to make more informed decisions about security.
Chris Mark @ AT&Ts #ChatDPD talking about Privacy July 8, 2014Posted by Chris Mark in Uncategorized.
Tags: #ChatDPD, AT&T, business, Chris Mark, privacy, security, small
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Join AT&T tomorrow (July 9th) at 3pm Eastern for an AT&T Small Business Twitter discussion where we will be answering questions related to privacy. You can tweet your questions in real time or follow us in real time at: https://twitter.com/hashtag/chatdpd?f=realtime I look forward to catching up on Twitter!
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July’s issue of TransactionWorld Magazine was just released. Click here to read my latest article, “Understanding Proximate Reality to Improve Security” Here is a preview..
“Various reports are published annually that analyze data breaches, opine on the root causes of the data theft and frequently ascribe blame to one party or another. It always invites scrutiny when a well-known security firm or analyst makes a definitive statement such as “X% of breaches could have been prevented through the implementation of basic controls, such as patching.”
This position is not only inconsistent with accepted risk management practices, but also confuses the basic concepts of correlation and causation while ignoring the very human element of adaptation. Unfortunately, companies that subscribe to these simplistic views of the industry and threats are exposing themselves to very real dangers. As supported by the increasing number of breaches identified each year, information security is no longer a domain for amateurs and requires the application of lessons learned from domains such as intelligence, anti-terrorism, and decision science to make effective decisions.
Two important concepts borrowed from the intelligence and anti-terrorism domains can be used to help CSOs and others make relevant decisions related to their risk posture and other aspects of data security. These concepts are known as Proximate Reality and Adaptive Threats.” Read More!