Celebrating Women in Cybersecurity

On International Women's Day, I'm proud to celebrate nearly one year of our Women in Cybersecurity series. We launched the series to connect women in the industry and to spotlight their stories with hopes to increase representation in the field. It's been a great year of interviews with security experts and leaders, including company founders, CEOs, researchers, and CISOs, sharing their stories, tips, and resources. 

If you haven't already, I hope you check out the series as every episode is informative and inspiring. My hope was to make the content available in anyone's preferred format; you can read the blog posts, watch the short videos for highlights, and listen to the full audio recordings of the interviews, and I hope you have as much fun hearing these stories as we had doing these shows! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss a show since there is much more to come!

Here are some of my personal experiences along with key takeaways and highlights from the shows. 

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Women in Cybersecurity: Tanya Janca

This episode of Women in Cybersecurity features the amazing Tanya Janca, founder and CEO of the We Hack Purple Community author of Alice and Bob Learn Application Security. Tanya is a powerhouse in the application security community, so I was thrilled to talk to her about her passion for sharing knowledge and techniques to advance our field.

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6 Data Security Predictions for 2023

New tools are proliferating to secure data wherever it lives. Six data security trends—ranging from AI washing to new data security platforms—are in the forefront for 2023.

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4 Identity Predictions for 2023

Identity's place in the attack chain is driving the shift of identity responsibility from IT operations teams to security teams to look into passwordless, digital IDs, platforms, and more.

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Encryption Is Fundamental for Data Security

Encryption is a foundational element of cybersecurity. Organizations should implement encryption to counter the ever-growing threat of data breaches.

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Why I Joined Enterprise Strategy Group

I’m honored to be a part of the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) as lead analyst for observability, IT operations, and sustainability in IT.  Previously, I was publisher and VP of market insights for infrastructure at ESG’s parent organization, TechTarget. In that role, I worked with hundreds of IT vendors’ leadership teams helping them leverage original market insights to improve their go-to-market results. Throughout that time, one consistent observation I had was that the content and insights that came from Enterprise Strategy Group were both more insightful and higher performing than content that came from other analyst groups -- big ones you’ve heard of -- because ESG always brought “the bigger truth” to light. And that truth was being illuminated by industry heavyweights -- people like Jon Oltsik and Adam Demattia -- who are amongst the smartest and most effective people I’ve ever worked with in their respective domains. 

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Winds of Change Blow Through Orlando at Ingram Micro ONE

OK, I do love double meanings….

In this case, it came in the form of Hurricane Nicole, which hit Florida during the recent Ingram Micro ONE event in Orlando, where solution providers, vendors, and industry leaders, either in-person at the Gaylord Palms Resort, or virtually, explored what's next in technology, and how Ingram Micro is transforming to better support the complex ecosystem of IT vendors, IT partners, and their joint customers.

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The Modern Data Platform Drives Data-centric Organizations

IT leads the modern data platform, functioning as the conduit, efficiently delivering the correct data to the right users, to empower data-driven decision-making in organizations. Over the last decade, IT vendors have been trying to develop and offer solutions to address the flood of data that companies manage. A modern data platform tries to solve this problem. It's a combination of interoperable, scalable and modular technologies, working together to deliver an enterprise's overall data needs.

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Big Data London Focuses on the Future of Data-driven Strategies

At Big Data London, data quality and intelligence took center stage as companies strive for fast and efficient delivery of quality information -- and the vendors to make it happen. Big Data London is the U.K.'s leading data and analytics event, with more than 150 vendors, 300 expert speakers, and an estimated 10,000 attendees coming together to discuss data-driven strategies. During the event, I interviewed seven vendors to get their perspectives and insights on where the market was going, the challenges they saw, and more.

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Unlock Data Clean Rooms by Solving the People Problem

Data clean rooms are moving into the mainstream as privacy concerns complicate measuring ad ROI, but the "people problem" poses challenges to data operation success. Data clean rooms are becoming the preeminent tool for brands to better understand the place of digital marketing within the broader marketing ecosystem. In fact, data clean rooms are key for measuring advertising effectiveness, especially as advertisers are relying on cookies less, due to privacy regulations and big tech changes.

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