Articles by David Sherry


September 9, 2015

By David Sherry
Brown University CISO

Life on a college campus changes in the Fall.

In a way, just like the seasons, life in higher ed is very cyclical, and the beginning of the semester is one of excitement.  It also ends a busy season for the IT group, which is commonly known to all others as “summer break.”  


October 1, 2014

By David Sherry

As security practitioners, we know that nary a day goes by when our schedule for the day (or week) goes as planned.  There is always an alert to address, an attack to thwart, an email that takes priority or a senior leader that needs data right away.  We’ve all experienced this, and we are only successful when we can adopt on the fly and maintain our deadlines, all the time while fighting fires.


July 28, 2014

By David Sherry

Most of you reading this are security practitioners, and I can safely assume that each of you has discussed this topic at conferences and airports for years:  Is our role a thankless one, and one doomed for failure?


June 17, 2014

By David Sherry

Life as a Chief Information Security Officer can oftentimes be hard on the ego.  It is surely one career in which it is easy to fall in to an identity crises (which is a different “identity management” than we are used to dealing with).  

The Human Factor: Gain new insight into the ways attackers exploit end-users' psychology​​

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