We discuss "big data", what the heck it really is, and whether
it's something new, something old, or something marketing made
Marcus does interpretive dance, and makes up new
Alex (shockingly) disagrees with Marcus, and
actually describes 'data science'
We hear Marcus talk about "NBS - never before seen" detection
and why it's so critical
We collectively agree (it's OK to be shocked) that
"big data" is not a product
Marcus discusses why you should be defending against the
The guests disagree on whether we have too little data, or
whether we just don't know how to make it work for us
Alex puts on a tinfoil hat ...
Marcus Ranum ( @mjranum )
- Marcus J. Ranum is a world-renowned expert on security
system design and implementation. He is a pioneer in security
technology who was one of the early innovators in firewall, VPN,
and intrusion detection systems. Since the late 1980s, Marcus
designed a number of groundbreaking security products including the
DEC SEAL, the TIS firewall toolkit, the Gauntlet firewall, and
NFR's Network Flight Recorder intrusion detection system. He has
been involved in every level of operations of a security product
business, from developer to founder and CEO of NFR. In SC
Magazine's 20th Anniversary Edition, Marcus was named as one of the
top industry pioneers over the last 20 years. Marcus is currently
the CSO at Tenable.
Alex Hutton ( @alexhutton ) -
Alex is the Director of Operations Risk & Governance for a
very, very large financial, so he has to stay incognito. Frankly,
it doesn't matter much whether he says where he works, the dude's
one of the smartest people I know, and lives, breathes, and often
excretes 'risk' knowledge.
Security. Some assembly required.
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