Richard Stiennon: The IT Security Industry: A Complete History
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Richard Stiennon: The IT Security Industry: A Complete History

We here at InSecurity have a question… Why Hasn’t Anyone Catalogued the Entirety of the IT Security Industry?

Why hasn’t the Cybersecurity industry gotten better at protecting all the things? There are SO many companies offering variations on existing solutions or brand new solutions… but the threats remain and the bad actors continue to be successful. Outside of The Internet… where can we go to get information on and analysis of the companies who are creating solutions that work? Can we learn where they came from? Have they been successful previously?

If only we knew someone who could compile a compendium of all that is going on in the IT Security world…

In this week’s episode of InSecurity, Matt Stephenson somehow managed to wrangle 60 minutes with industry legend Richard Stiennon. The take a walk through Richard’s work as author of multiple books on the threat of cyberwar, the role analysts play in the industry and his eye toward the future. His latest project is creating a Farmer’s Almanac of the entirety of Cybersecurity. It is such a fabulous idea, we’re kind of flummoxed as to how no one has done it yet. It is also such a breathtaking undertaking… we kind of understand why no one has done it yet. Come grab a seat with one of the greatest historians in all of the IT world and find out what is coming next!

About Richard Stiennon

Richard Stiennon (@stiennon) is Chief Research Analyst for IT-Harvest, the firm he founded in 2005 to cover the 2,200 vendors that make up the IT security industry. He has presented on the topic of cybersecurity in 29 countries on six continents. He is a lecturer at Charles Sturt University in Australia. He is the author of Secure Cloud Transformation: The CIO'S Journey, Surviving Cyberwar and Washington Post Best Seller, There Will Be Cyberwar. He writes for Forbes and The Analyst Syndicate. Stiennon was Chief Strategy Officer for Blancco Technology Group, the Chief Marketing Officer for Fortinet, Inc. and VP Threat Research at Webroot Software. Prior to that he was VP Research at Gartner, Inc. He has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and his MA in War in the Modern World from King’s College, London 

About Matt Stephenson

Insecurity Podcast host Matt Stephenson(@packmatt73) leads the Security Technology team at Cylance, which puts him in front of crowds, cameras, and microphones all over the world. He is the regular host of the InSecurity podcastand host of CylanceTV

Twenty years of work with the world’s largest security, storage, and recovery companies has introduced Stephenson to some of the most fascinating people in the industry. He wants to get those stories told so that others can learn from what has come

Every week on the InSecurity Podcast, Matt interviews leading authorities in the security industry to gain an expert perspective on topics including risk management, security control friction, compliance issues, and building a culture of security. Each episode provides relevant insights for security practitioners and business leaders working to improve their organization’s security posture and bottom line.

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