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  • Video transmission and storage from the ISC show floor

    By Paul Rothman - Wednesday March 28, 2012
    Roaming the floor at ISC West, I came across a few companies that were touting new and improved video transmission, networking and storage products – fast-growing segments of the security industry that are being partially fueled by the IP...
  • Convergence gets its own 'Pavilion' at ISC show

    By Paul Rothman - Tuesday March 13, 2012
    Security Technology Executive readers are no strangers to convergence. That why when I received a press release announcing a "Convergence Pavilion" on the floor at ISC West, I knew it would pique your interest!   If you are an avid reader of STE...
  • Friday Funnies: Social media from the grave; stupid criminals; Onion victim

    By Paul Rothman - Friday February 10, 2012
    I'm starting a new tradition in The Executive Suite, the Friday Funnies! It's a quick collection of a few humorous stories I've compiled each week -- sometimes security-related, sometimes just something funny as we head into the weekend. For the...
  • Humor can Combat Security Ignorance and Apathy

    By Paul Rothman - Wednesday February 8, 2012
    I'm sure every security executive out there knows of at least a few people in their organization who are just plain terrible at protecting themselves – they fall for phishing scams and give out personal tidbits like moms giving out candy on Halloween...
  • IT Security professionals recession-proof

    By Paul Rothman - Friday January 27, 2012
    In 2011, as it will be in 2012, information security professional was the recession-proof job to have in our industry. According to a new Frost & Sullivan report sponsored by (ISC)2, cybersecurity skills are key to weathering the economic downturn that...
  • Security Highlights from the State of the Union

    By Paul Rothman - Wednesday January 25, 2012
    It can be difficult to pay complete attention to the State of the Union -- especially when you are trying to ignore all this tax talk and hear about how the president wants to impact the security industry. But hey, that's why we have the Executive...
  • Beware these IT Threats in 2012

    By Paul Rothman - Tuesday January 24, 2012
    Those of you tasked with protecting your organization's network should be interested in the latest 2012 threat predictions from McAfee Labs. The list includes threats from rogue hacks to targeted attacks at utilities, banks and embedded systems...
  • Get on your SOPA box

    By Paul Rothman - Wednesday January 18, 2012
    Protecting intellectual property isn't a new concept for security executives; in fact, it has been one of their major marching orders for decades. So, to the corporate physical and IT security teams in the United States, the Stop Online Piracy Act...
  • Un-Reality TV? “Off the Grid” is “off the mark”

    By Paul Rothman - Friday December 9, 2011
    The first thing I will say about History Channel’s new show “Off the Grid” — and really, this is a disclaimer — is that it is a really easy show to armchair quarterback as you watch it.   The reality show stars four “surveillance...
  • No Black Hats on my Black Friday

    By Paul Rothman - Monday November 28, 2011
    This year, for the first time in my life, I embraced the retail "Black Friday" bonanza. You see, my family really needed a new refrigerator, and there were definitely some doorbusters to be had in that department. So I got ready for the onslaught of...