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 Mike Rothman

Profile of Mike Rothman

Analyst & President, Securosis
News & Commentary Posts: 41

Mike's bold perspectives and irreverent style are invaluable as companies determine effective strategies to grapple with the dynamic security threatscape. Mike specializes in the sexy aspects of security, like protecting networks and endpoints, security management, and compliance. Mike is one of the most sought after speakers and commentators in the security business and brings a deep background in information security. After 20 years in and around security, he's one of the guys who "knows where the bodies are buried" in the space.

Starting his career as a programmer and a networking consultant, Mike joined META Group in 1993 and spearheaded META's initial foray into information security research. Mike left META in 1998 to found SHYM Technology, a pioneer in the PKI software market, and then held VP Marketing roles at CipherTrust and TruSecure - providing experience in marketing, business development, and channel operations for both product and services companies.

After getting fed up with vendor life, he started Security Incite in 2006 to provide the voice of reason in an over-hyped yet underwhelming security industry. After taking a short detour as Senior VP, Strategy and CMO at eIQnetworks to chase shiny objects in security and compliance management, Mike joins Securosis with a rejuvenated cynicism about the state of security and what it takes to survive as a security professional. Mike published "The Pragmatic CSO" in 2007 to introduce technically oriented security professionals to the nuances of what is required to be a senior security professional. He also possesses a very expensive engineering degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. His folks are overjoyed that he uses literally zero percent of his education on a daily basis.

He can be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @securityincite

Articles by Mike Rothman

Commerce In A World Without Trust

9/29/2013
The trust model underlying online commerce has been threatened by the constant attacks on information providers used to authenticate consumers. Is the Internet as secure as it needs to be anymore?

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Fixating On The Edges

9/26/2013
Security folks tend to concentrate on their inability to block improbable attacks, while forgetting to focus on the attacks they're most likely to see

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Prohibition For 0-Day Exploits

8/19/2013
The monetization of exploits has been a divisive discussion in the security community for years. Now as governments emerge as the largest market for attack code, will there be a move to regulate the sale of 0-day attacks?

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Controlling The Big 7

7/7/2013
With limited resources, funding, and expertise, focusing on protecting the Big 7 applications will enable security professionals to reduce a large portion of their attack surface

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The Network And The Malware

5/28/2013
This is the first installment of a two-part series in which Mike Rothman and Wendy Nather will tackle how to use the network for detection, monitoring, and forensics of advanced malware

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Security Minor Leagues

5/6/2013
The security skills gap continues to expand as more companies realize what they need and, more importantly what they don't have. We need a security minor league system to meet the demand

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You're A Piece Of Conference Meat

2/24/2013
Every year folks get hacked off about seeing booth babes at big industry shows. Yet it seems too many don't understand why these ladies are there and how to disrupt these marketing tactics

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Security No-Man's Land

1/28/2013
As the industry descends on the RSA Conference to discuss the latest and greatest in security, the underserved midmarket continues to struggle with basic blocking and tackling. The industry machinery is not built to solve that problem

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A Backhanded Thanks

11/25/2012
As we recover from the Thanksgiving weekend, let's give our brand of security thanks for all the good (and not so good) in our world

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Winning By Losing

8/26/2012
Employers and customers will take everything you have to give, and then ask for more. You can bitch about it, or you can say no -- the choice is yours

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Black Hat's Graduation

7/29/2012
Is it just me or did the Black Hat conference feel more like the summer RSA Conference? That may not necessarily be a bad thing, depending on what Black Hat wants to be when it grows up

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Patching Goes Up In Flames

6/24/2012
The Flame malware throws the integrity of patching into question, which creates quite a quandary for those trained to patch early and often. This represents a significant inflection point for security -- or does it?

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PCI: Dead Man(date) Walking?

4/25/2012
Is Visa's program to eliminate the requirement for assessments in lieu of EMV (chip and pin) transactions the death knell for PCI? Not yet, but the writing is on the wall

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Judge Thyself

8/11/2011
The haters came out of the woodwork regarding Defcon Kids. What are they scared of? That kids may actually learn something useful?

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