Is Symantec’s Breakup a New Beginning or the Beginning of the End?  

Good news everybody, Symantec is breaking up.  The company will separate their storage and security groups into two distinct companies beginning next year.  The full details of Symantec’s break up are here or read Symantec’s site here. The reaction to this news among analysts and customers has been mostly positive. Now, whether this actually improves Symantec or… Read More »

Why Do Retailers Keep Getting Breached?

Every week it seems there is a new breach. Why do retailers keep getting breached? Anitian has identified five primary reasons why these breaches are happening. While the hackers are getting more effective, IT security teams are allowing these breaches to happen through poor operations and weak leadership.

Qualities of Successful IT Security Leaders

What makes a successful IT security leader? Intelligence, experience, integrity? With 20 years of experience working with security people, we have had the fortune to see both highly successful security programs as well as highly dysfunctional ones. The successful teams overwhelmingly have a common set of qualities, which are often common to great leaders in other positions as well.

Surviving The Next Target Breach

The infamous Target breach continues to provide insights. Leadership changes at Target demonstrate the new demands on IT security leadership. Leaders cannot hide behind hackers, technologies, or checkbox audits any longer. Breaches have real consequences, like losing your job. To confront this challange IT security leaders need to start asking hard questions of themselves and their employer.