John J. Masserini


September 28, 2016

By John J. Masserini
CSO MIAX Options 

By now, you’re probably well aware of the fate recently befallen on the Brian Krebs site KrebsOnSecurity.com.  A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack in excess of 620/Gbps caused such a strain on one of the world's largest DDoS protection services, that Krebs asked that his site fundamentally be black-holed until the storm passed.


April 4, 2016

By John J. Masserini
CSO MIAX Options 

Consider for a moment the business lines that drive your company's revenue. If the president of that business unit had an 85% assurance that a new business venture would be successful, would they pursue it? Likely they would.

Neil Armstrong, one of America's greatest heroes, once commented that they had a 90% chance of returning safely to Earth but only a 50% chance of pulling off a successful Apollo-11 lunar landing - but yet we still went and achieved one of mankind's greatest missions.


March 20, 2016

Brought to you by BeyondTrust 

Weighing in:

Morey Haber, VP of Technology, BeyondTrust
John J. Masserini, CSO, MIAX Options

In this two-part Q&A, Morey Haber and John Masserini discuss the current and future state of biometrics. Industry thought leaders, Haber and Masserini address leading questions surrounding biometrics from the vendor and enterprise perspective.

In part one, Morey and John examined the possibility of biometrics as a replacement for existing authentication technology and discussed methods for using biometrics to augment existing solutions.

In this installment, Haber and Masserini continue their assessment of biometrics and other forms of adaptive authentication. They also examine the process for retaining and purging biometric data, and draw conclusions.

 


March 13, 2016

Brought to you by BeyondTrust 

Weighing in:

Morey Haber, VP of Technology, BeyondTrust
John J. Masserini, CSO, MIAX Options

In this two-part Q&A, Morey Haber and John Masserini discuss the current and future state of biometrics. Industry thought leaders, Haber and Masserini address leading questions surrounding biometrics from the vendor and enterprise perspective.
 

Q: Can biometrics replace any existing authentication technology today?


February 24, 2016

By John J. Masserini
MIAX Options CSO

Look, let's be frank - the week of the RSA Conference is a scheduling nightmare. On easy days it takes effort to manage, and on difficult days it's completely unwieldy. 

There are more sessions, activities, keynotes, networking events and ancillary get-togethers than you can possibly imagine, both in and around the actual conference. With the exception of the actual RSA training sessions, being double and triple booked is commonplace.

I look at RSA Conference with mixed emotions. Years ago, as a consultant and technical contributor, this event was where I went to learn about new techniques and strategies, and geek-out over the crypto illuminati. I truly went there to be educated.


January 4, 2016

By John J. Masserini
MIAX Options CSO

During a bit of down time this holiday season, I had an opportunity to catch up on a lot of my fellow security pundits’ predictions for 2016. Not surprisingly, there were countless predictions of major breaches, new ransomware threats and continuing cyber-militia activities. 

In fact, depending on who you believe, the next 12 months will be filled with catastrophic infrastructure failures, massive financial breaches or the disclosure of millions of health care records… Who would’ve guessed?


December 16, 2015

By John J. Masserini

Sometime ago, I had a moment of introspection, which oddly, sounded a lot like Redd Foxx, in his best deadpan Fred Sanford delivery…. ‘It's the user…. Dummy!’

Those of us who have been in the space for a while recognize the one common factor in every significant breach is the abuse of privileged accounts throughout the kill chain. 


November 24, 2015

By John J. Masserini
MIAX Options CSO

In the third and final installment of my Open Letter to Vendors, we’re going to take a look the technology challenges that many vendors overlook. This isn't about the bits and bytes, but rather around the considerations we face when looking for a solution and the challenges we confront when it comes to implementation.

So, now let's talk tech…


November 10, 2015

By John J. Masserini
MIAX Options CISO

In Part I, I gave you some food for thought about getting your message out there in a clean, crisp, and concise way. In the second installment of my Open Letter to Vendors, we’re going to take a trip to the magical and mystical island of InfoSec Land, where sales are based on trust and functionality, and the sales cycle takes longer than the modern day election campaign.


August 25, 2015

By John J. Masserini

So tell me - did you hear the news?? Apparently the rumors are indeed true.

2015 is the year of the Security Startup.

And in the words of the greatest British comedy troupe ever… and there was much rejoicing …

However, after meeting with dozens of startups at Black Hat a few weeks ago, I've realized that the vast majority of the leaders of these new companies struggle to articulate the value their solutions bring to the enterprise.


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