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One problem that every information security organization faces is how to accurately quantify the risks that they manage. In most cases, there is not enough information available to do this. There is ...
One problem that every information security organization faces is how to accurately quantify the risks that they manage. In most cases, there is not enough information available to do this. There is now enough known about data breaches to let us draw interesting conclusions, some of which may even have implications in other areas of information security. This talk describes what we can learn from a careful analysis of the available information on data breaches, how we can extend what we learn about data breaches to other aspects of information security, and why doing this makes sense.
Luther Martin, Chief Security Architect, Voltage Security, Inc.
Luther Martin is the Chief Security Architect at Voltage Security, Inc., a vendor of encryption technology and products. He began his career in information security at the National Security Agency, where he graduated from the NSA's Cryptologic Mathematician Program in 1991, and eventually became the Technical Director of the NSA's Engineering and Physical Sciences Security Division.
After leaving the NSA, he has worked at both security consulting and product companies. Notable accomplishments during this period include creating the security code review for consulting firm Ernst & Young, running the first commercial security code review projects, and creating the public-key infrastructure technology that was used in the U.S. Postal Service's PC Postage program.
He is the author of Introduction to Identity-based Encryption, and has contributed to seven other books and over 100 articles on the topics of information security and risk management.
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