Category Archives: Industry

The Role of Security Mapping in Vulnerability Management

guest blogger    February 7, 2013

Increasingly, security management organizations are coming to rely on a unique type of geography to recognize where threats and vulnerabilities are active, and where security exploits are occurring. The geography in question maps fairly closely to the physical map of the world. Because Internet links that connect sites and users to service providers are involved, along with prevailing local Internet… Read more »

Playing Around with Game Theory: Smart Data > Big Data

Michael Roytman    February 6, 2013

There’s been a lot of talk about Big Data in the security space over the past couple of years, and it seems that almost every week a new Big Data offering enters the space, whether it’s in discussion, in development, or in production. It’s no secret that here at Risk I/O, we’ve embraced the industry’s demands and are hard at… Read more »

BayThreat 2012

admin    December 11, 2012

The third annual BayThreat conference was held this past weekend (Dec 7th and Dec 8th) in Sunnyvale, CA. Ryan Huber and myself from Risk I/O attended the event.  BayThreat is a security conference that has a great community feel.  This year’s event outgrew its previous location, and was held at the festive Firehouse Brewery in the historic section of Sunnyvale. Baythreat’s 2012… Read more »

Crowdsourcing Vulnerability Intelligence

guest blogger    December 6, 2012

This is the first post in our guest blogging series. If you are interested in writing for Risk I/O, visit our Guest Blogging page for more information. Strictly speaking, crowdsourcing refers to a model for problem solving that depends on turning requests for information, service, or even ideas over to an unknown but reachable group of potential participants to seek… Read more »

Joining the Data Revolution

Andrea Bailiff-Gush    August 22, 2012

Here at Risk I/O, we’re really big fans of data. Given the right data you can make insightful business decisions very quickly. This is one of the core values we build into every feature release. With our data-driven approach to security, we’re excited to have been selected by the DataWeek Awards as a Top Innovator in the Security/e-Governance category. This is the first… Read more »

If I Told You, I’d Have To Kill You

Ed Bellis    June 11, 2012

I’ve been talking a lot about information sharing within information security lately. Most recently at the ISSA CISO Summit in Denver. The presentation covers some of the new school of information security and walks through a few use cases on data-driven security. Sadly this past week has reminded how much “old school” is still being practiced. We saw a lot… Read more »

Proving A Negative

Ed Bellis    April 19, 2012

Just a quick fun post. Happened to catch this episode of Arthur this morning during the kids breakfast and it sadly reminded me of our industry. One of the big problems in justifying security is proving a negative. In other words, we weren’t hacked so the controls I’ve implemented must be the right ones. Apparently ‘bad luck’ has the same… Read more »

My Keynote At IANS Security Forum

Ed Bellis    April 17, 2012

Last week I had the pleasure of delivering a keynote presentation at the IANS Twin Cities Security Forum. Having been involved and participated in IANS events in the past I knew what to expect. They always do a great job with their Security Forums with a very unique format. Probably what I like the most about these forums is the… Read more »

Losing Our Religion

Ed Bellis    January 16, 2012

An article in the Wall Street Journal last week caught my eye. After being teased into thinking the feds may be going new school a few weeks back, I am tempted to think this move by the banks might truly be. Having spent some time in my career in this world, I can vouch that this is actually a pretty… Read more »

BayThreat: From Shaman to Scientist

Ed Bellis    December 20, 2011

I recently gave an updated talk on my data driven security use case at BayThreat 2 in Mountain View. First off, thanks to Marisa Fagan and all the organizers, this year was even better than last. Also, apologies for not being able to stay for the entire weekend, alas duty called. I have been making my rounds at various security… Read more »