Archive for January, 2008

Your InfoSec Dream Job?

January 4th, 2008 9 comments

Assuming you were going to stay in the "Information Security" industry, what would you do if you could pack up your office tomorrow and move into shiny new digs in your dream job?  What would that be?  With whom?  Doing what?

I’ll start:

  • On the vendor side: I’d go to a start-up/up-start (my 5th?) again where I can make a huge difference.  I’d do something with virtualization, information-centric security survivability and converged enterprise architecture.  I’d find my next Crossbeam.
  • In the Enterprise, I’d go to a mid-sized progressive services-focused company who understands and "appreciates" the management of risk and investing in security that can be used as a strategic differentiator for the betterment of the business.
  • Venture Capital: I’d love to work in some capacity for a fund with a large and diverse portfolio that would allow me to evaluate technology for investment potential.
  • Research/Analysis: I’d look into a DARPA/NSF-funded long-term research project focused on next generation networking with an integrated security services layer, working to solve long term event-horizon survivability/assurance problems and delivery modality constructs.
  • Independent Consultancy:  I’ve done it before and it became a 7 year rollercoaster ride that was fantastic.  More and more companies need objective "executive steering assistance" for business-aligned, long term strategic risk management, business resilience, information assurance and infrastructure protection guidance.  Just ask Mogull.

You can thank the fine people at St. James’s Gate Brewery for this one.

Your turn.


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Don’t Hassle the Hoff: Recent Press & Podcast Coverage & Upcoming Speaking Engagements…

January 4th, 2008 1 comment

Microphone_2Here are some recent press, webcast and podcast coverage on topics relevant to content on my blog (slow holiday season):

I’ll be speaking at the upcoming InfoWorld Executive Virtualization Forum (February, San Francisco) and with Rich Mogull at Boston’s new security conference, the Source (March, Boston.)  I’ll be posting more details shortly.


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