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Kathleen Moriarty, technology strategist and board advisor, helping companies lead through disruption. Adjunct Professor at Georgetown SCS, also offering two corporate courses on Security Architecture and Architecture for the SMB Market. Formerly as the Chief Technology Officer, Center for Internet Security Kathleen defined and led the technology strategy, integrating emerging technologies. Prior to CIS, Kathleen held a range of positions over 13 years at Dell Technologies, including the Security Innovations Principal in Dell Technologies Office of the CTO and Global Lead Security Architect for EMC Office of the CTO working on ecosystems, standards, risk management and strategy. In her early days with RSA/EMC, she led consulting engagements interfacing with hundreds of organisations on security and risk management, gaining valuable insights, managing risk to business needs. During her tenure in the Dell EMC Office of the CTO, Kathleen had the honor of being appointed and serving two terms as the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Security Area Director and as a member of the Internet Engineering Steering Group from March 2014-2018. Named in CyberSecurity Ventures, Top 100 Women Fighting Cybercrime. She is a 2020 Tropaia Award Winner, Outstanding Faculty, Georgetown SCS. Keynote speaker, podcast guest, frequent blogger bridging a translation gap for technical content, conference committee member, and quoted on publications such as CNBC and Wired. Kathleen achieved over twenty five years of experience driving positive outcomes across Information Technology Leadership, short and long-term IT Strategy and Vision, Information Security, Risk Management, Incident Handling, Project Management, Large Teams, Process Improvement, and Operations Management in multiple roles with MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Hudson Williams, FactSet Research Systems, and PSINet. Kathleen holds a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, as well as, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Siena College. Published Work: - Transforming Information Security: Optimizing Five Concurrent Trends to Reduce Resource Drain, July 2020.

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Why Are Authentication and Authorisation So Difficult?

Why Are Authentication and Authorisation So Difficult?

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Let’s say you’re tasked with selecting a strong authentication solution for your organisation. Where do you begin? This article is the first of a series that will explore authentication and authorisation technologies in the context of recent exploits and developing trends.

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The Role of Service Providers in Transforming Security

The Role of Service Providers in Transforming Security

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With various types of attacks utilising managed service providers to gain access to multiple targets, it's important to ask how those service providers can help improve security for enterprise environments. Although taking measures in this area requires a lot of effort, the recent increase in attac…

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Remote Attestation Enabling Posture Assessment for Automated GRC

Remote Attestation Enabling Posture Assessment for Automated GRC

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Attestation…simplified! This post explains how attestation can provide system-level remediation and resiliency. It can be conducted remotely and at scale, ensuring transparency of compliance with industry security controls and benchmarks.

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Trusted Assurance Simplified

Trusted Assurance Simplified

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In the third of this series of guest posts, Kathleen Moriarty talks about the importance of posture assessment - the process of evaluating organisation or system security - and looks at solutions for simplifying that process that could help organisations achieve higher levels of trusted assurance.

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Where Does Zero Trust Begin and Why is it Important?

Where Does Zero Trust Begin and Why is it Important?

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In the second of a series of guests posts on information security, Kathleen Moriarty of the Center for Internet Security (CIS) takes a close look at the benefits of zero trust architectures and what their increased adoption means for the industry.

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Thinking on the Edge Key to Future Incident Response

Thinking on the Edge Key to Future Incident Response

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The second Coordinating Attack Response at Internet Scale workshop (CARIS2) met earlier this year to discuss changes to infrastructure and monitoring as on-the-wire or transport encryption becomes stronger (for example, TLS 1.3 and QUIC) and ubiquitous.

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What Are My Options? Session Encryption Protocols Looking Forward

What Are My Options? Session Encryption Protocols Looking Forward

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This is the third and last piece in our mini series on network and security management. With TLSv1.3 approved and in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) publication queue it’s time to think about deployment options and obstacles, and planning for changes inherent in this revision. Regardles…

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