Bob Violino

Contributing Writer

Bob Violino is a freelance writer who covers a variety of technology and business topics.

6 missteps that could cost CISOs their jobs

6 missteps that could cost CISOs their jobs

Sure, a big preventable breach might easily cost a CISO his or her job. A few less obvious missteps could do the same.

Five things you need to know about executive protection

Five things you need to know about executive protection

Executive protection requires risk assessment and adherence to rules. Here's how you get executive buy-in.

Guide to the top college and university cyber security degree programs

Guide to the top college and university cyber security degree programs

CISOs and CSOs should be heartened by the fact that more colleges and universities are offering academic programs and degrees in cyber security specialties. They are also doing their best to place young professionals into the...

What it takes to be a security incident responder

What it takes to be a security incident responder

A wide range of technical skills and curiosity about the mechanics and goals of an attack are key for effective incidence response.

What it takes to be a malware analyst

What it takes to be a malware analyst

The proliferation of ransomware and other attacks has increased demand for experts who can analyze how the software works and devise a response.

What it takes to be a security software developer

What it takes to be a security software developer

Developers with a security focus will be in strong demand, especially for financial, cloud and Internet of Things applications.

What it takes to be a security architect

What it takes to be a security architect

While the path to security architect varies, anyone considering the role should have a passion for IT infrastructure and protecting data.

What it takes to be a security consultant

What it takes to be a security consultant

The move to security consultant can be rewarding and challenging (in a good way), but be prepared to market and sell yourself and your services.

How to become a CISO

How to become a CISO

A CISO typically has a technical information security or IT risk background, but the path that leads to the role can vary greatly. Here’s how one CISO landed his first job in the position.

Continuous authentication: Why it’s getting attention and what you need to know

Continuous authentication: Why it’s getting attention and what you need to know

In some cases traditional authentication processes are not enough to provide strong security throughout a user work session. That’s where continuous authentication comes in.

Are companies doing enough on the IoT security front?

Are companies doing enough on the IoT security front?

If security executives thought they had a lot to handle with the growth of mobile devices and the expanding digital enterprise, the emergence of connected products, corporate assets, vehicles and other “things” is taking security...

Dyn attack highlights 2016 security industry woes

Dyn attack highlights 2016 security industry woes

This has been another eventful year in the realm of cyber security—with a number of high-profile data breaches that affected large numbers of people and technological developments that promise to impact the market for years to come.

Robots present a cyber risk

Robots present a cyber risk

The prospect of an army of robots marching in unison to launch an attack on an unsuspecting city belongs in the realm of science fiction—as do most images of menacing autonomous machines wreaking all kinds of havoc on civilization.

Security challenge: Wearing multiple hats in IT

Security challenge: Wearing multiple hats in IT

Handling both security and IT duties involves a daily balancing act for the resource-constrained IT organizations that must take this approach. But along with the challenges, there can also be benefits.

Mergers create greater security risk

Mergers create greater security risk

Security risks, both cyber and physical, certainly belong on the list of concerns. And with the ongoing shortage of professionals who are expert in various aspects of data protection—coupled with the seemingly endless stream of...

Data lakes security could use a life preserver

Data lakes security could use a life preserver

As big data initiatives gain steam at organizations, many companies are creating “data lakes” to provide a large number of users with access to the data they need. And as with almost every type of new IT initiative, this comes with a...

Machine learning offers new hope against cyber attacks

Machine learning offers new hope against cyber attacks

Machine learning can help companies detect cyber attacks by analyzing patterns and behavior.

What is a blockchain?

What is a blockchain?

Everything you need to know about an overhyped, but promising technology.

Mobile management takes on apps, content

Mobile management takes on apps, content

Enterprise mobile management suites are adding app- and content-management features to the roster of duties they perform.

IoT pushes IT security to the brink

IoT pushes IT security to the brink

The Internet of Things (IoT) offers many possible benefits for organizations and consumers—with unprecedented connectivity of countless products, appliances and assets that can share all sorts of information. IoT also presents a...

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