My guest this week is Reggie Wilkerson, Director of Enterprise Data Management at the State Department Federal Credit Union. Reggie’s one of the few guys that is really dominating data.
While running my CIO Innovation Insider series recently, I noticed that a lot of conversations have been around data analytics, business intelligence, data warehousing, and data visualization. Continue reading →
This week my guest is Sunny Gupta, CEO of Apptio. I looked into Apptio software used by a previous podcast guest Bob Fecteau, CIO of SAIC. I had to check it out because I got to see what Bob was dealing with and why Apptio added such a tremendous value for his business.
During our interview, Sunny shares the story of Apptio’s genesis and I think every CIO can learn from it. It is fascinating how Sunny was able to take a problem of one CIO and reconstitute it into a solution set that ultimately addresses all today’s CIOs and their challenges.
I thought, many of you are constantly solving problems for other departments within your business, but what about yourselves? How are you, the CIO, solving your own enterprise resource planning? Continue reading →
One of the A-caliber CIOs I know recently asked me this amazing question::
Bill, do you realize how much it is costing me to secure my systems?
I decided to ask this question during my interview with Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and McAfee Fellow at McAfee. How DO YOU scale your security defenses when it is very difficult to get people to scale?
In this week’s interview Raj shares his passion for the Security Industry and his ways of diving deep into his craft. We talk about the power of learning and the need for an IT leader to be an articulate communicator. LIsten to Raj and I discuss how we can solve Enterprise Security challenges across the globe. Continue reading →
My guest this week is Jeff Williams, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Contrast Security.
The reason that I wanted Jeff on the program is that his technology was massively interesting to me, given that application attacks are the single biggest vector for security breaches. In 2017 There will be 111 billion new lines of code produced resulting in endless complexity.
His product was an Innovation Sandbox Finalist at RSA this year. So I wanted to understand more.
I have tried to integrate application level firewalls and experienced working through real & hard human challenges of coders and network security people trying to defend and deploy at the same time I wanted to understand his technology better AND because iterative application development is going to be even more important for companies for their security to move at the pace of the business innovation and applications development and testing becoming more and more iterative and agile. So how do we do this? Continue reading →
What is the best next generation Firewall product? This is a big question.
It is mostly based on numbers of users. When you have many users on the same Firewall, UTM Firewalls are the best option. They are now integrated with built-in IPS . UTM firewalls, or Next Generation Firewalls (whatever marketing wants to call them), are not port-based and are so fast these days that you can certainly buy the feature set that handles URL inspection, IPS, SSL inspection, etc.