Public Sector Watch: Cybersecurity in the age of analytics


As new IT innovations emerge, so do new attacks on IT systems. Meanwhile, traditional cybersecurity measures cannot prevent or deter these attacks due to their speed and frequency. This discrepancy creates an intelligence gap, where cyber-criminals are adapting to traditional cyber-defense measures faster than organizations can protect against them.

The IBM Public Sector Watch Google Hangout took place on June 23, 2015 and featured this expert panel:

Wayne Wheeles is an expert in cyber-security, locational intelligence and multichannel marketing. Wayne was a featured speaker at Hadoop World 2011, and he is a well-known columnist and blogger. Wayne is under consideration for the Presidential Innovations Fellows team.

Richard Stiennon is a veteran of the security industry and, as an industry analyst, has years of experience advising enterprises, vendors and government agencies on their security strategies. He continues to help large enterprises better protect their networks and to help vendors serve those needs. Richard is the author of Surviving Cyberwar (Government Institutes, 2010) and UP and to the RIGHT: Strategy and Tactics of Analyst Influence (IT-Harvest Press, 2012).

Andrew Friedrich is the federal director of big data, cybersecurity and information management solutions. He has an extensive background in security solution design and delivery across national security missions, financial services and state and local government. His employment history spans everything from enterprise software companies to grassroots, high-tech start-ups.

Michael Martin is the director of information governance practice for BTRG, focused on delivering information governance and data management solutions for BTRG customers. He brings more than 19 years of experience in the information technology industry specializing in information governance, enterprise implementations and technology solutions. Michael and BTRG have been successfully solving data quality, data growth, data privacy, data security, test data management and compliance problems for Fortune 1000 customers across many industries such as aerospace and defense, healthcare, financial services, higher education, retail, telecommunications and others.

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