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Why I don't say APT

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Don't Say APT

APT is a word that means different things to different audiences. It's important to be concise in defining terms and using the correct words to avoid unnecessary conflict and misunderstanding.

You Say Solution, I Say Problem

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Vendors and Analysts want to have conversations around products. Organizations want to talk about their business problems. Vendors rename their products "solutions" and Organizations start evaluating the products and forget about their business problems. Here is an open letter to both sides.

Time to Hire a Security Team

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Security Venn

An average organization will lose more than $10M to cyber crime this year in detectable losses and much more in un-quantifiable damages as trade secrets, customer data and financial records are stolen without detection. It's time to re-evaluate the need for advanced security teams in organizations that want to stay afloat in an age of rampant, sophisticated corporate espionage from attackers ranging from organized crime to nation-states. 


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