Stories by George Viegas

The paranoid CISO

It is often said that for information security, the absence of failure does not mean success. Put it another way the security team has to be constantly vigilant and always watching for the current and next threat that may come our way. Just because there is no noise on our security sensors does not mean we are not under attack. Enter the ever-vigilant and paranoid CISO.

George Viegas | 05 Mar | Read more

10 security tips for customer support and service

What every company hopes dearly to avoid is the customer facing security incidents especially those involving compromise of customer information. While the issues related to retail customer information usually get primetime coverage, there is also the significant issue of B2B interactions with our corporate customers and partners.

George Viegas | 23 Aug | Read more

Too many CSOs ignore the reality of today's threats

Richard Ramirez is remembered all across southern California for the terror he invoked during the early 80's. The serial killer, who died in prison earlier this month, was nicknamed the 'Night Stalker' and was known for the ease with which he entered his victim's homes. He did not break and enter, he didn't shatter windows or climb down the chimneys. For the most part, Richard 'walked' into homes either through screen doors left unlocked or windows left open. Many of his crimes I've been told, were committed close to freeway ramps to facilitate a fast getaway.

George Viegas | 21 Jun | Read more

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