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Carolina Advanced Digital, Aruba Networks Partner to Offer Wireless Solutions & Integrated Security [SSI]

from Security Sales & Integration, By SSI Staff   CARY, N.C. — Carolina Advanced Digital, a provider of technology infrastructure and security solutions, has joined forces with Aruba Networks, a provider of Wi-Fi network gear, to develop a line of products to help consumers in search of reliable, secure, wireless solutions. … “The security offerings built into Aruba’s products complement our company’s focus and competency on security,” Carolina Advanced Digital President and Chief Engineer John Jabbusch says. “Not all Wi-Fi vendors put security at the top of their feature lists, but Aruba does. Our customers prioritize security and adding their portfolio of products gives us a broader offering to meet clients’ needs.” With the new partnership, Aruba Networks will tailor-make its products to pair with Carolina Advanced Digital’s services. Aruba Network’s devices are tested and certified for federal security standards, which are increasingly being adopted as standard for state and local governments, as well as numerous industries, according to a press release. “Aruba’s portfolio also empowers us to offer extensions and integrations to the wired network that are independent of the wired or wireless vendor,” Carolina Advanced Digitial Vice President of Engineering Jennifer Minella says. “We can offer best-of-breed management solutions that can manage and monitor any Wi-Fi — not just Aruba — and can help onboard and secure endpoint devices, guests, and offer additional Bring Your Own Device and mobile device management capabilities.” The announcement comes days after, Hewlett-Packard, a Carolina Advanced Digital partner, announced that it will acquire Aruba Networks in a deal valued at $2.7 billion. Read...

(ISC)²® Board of Directors Elects 2015 Officers

from (ISC)2   Global team of security professionals elected to lead governing body of world’s largest cybersecurity membership Clearwater, Fla., January 29, 2015 — (ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with over 100,000 members, today announced the newly elected officers for its Board of Directors. The 13-member Board provides governance and oversight for the organization, grants certifications to qualifying candidates, and enforces adherence to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics. Effective January 24, 2015, the following individuals assumed Board officer positions: Chairperson: Prof. Corey Schou, Ph.D., Fellow of (ISC)², CSSLP (U.S.A.) Professor Corey Schou, Ph.D., Fellow of (ISC)², CSSLP, CCFP, HCISPP, is The University Professor of Informatics, professor of information systems and associate dean in the for the college of business computer information systems program at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, U.S.A. He also serves as the director of the National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC) and the Informatics Research Institute (IRI). In addition, he is a founder and past board chairperson of the oldest computer security educators forum: the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE). He is a prolific author with hundreds of books, papers, articles and presentations. His latest book from McGraw Hill was co-authored with fellow board member Steve Hernandez. The book, Information Assurance Handbook: Effective Computer Security and Risk Management Strategies, has been well received by members of the profession. Prof. Schou is one of the seven founders of (ISC)² and was the compiler and editor of the original CBK® for (ISC)². He has recently returned from New Zealand after serving as a...

Top Influencers in Security You Should Be Following in 2015

from Tripwire For each influencer whom we have selected, we include their Twitter handle, blog URL and reasoning for selecting them. We also include their answer for what infosec-related superpower they would choose to have. This year’s list (in no particular order) has some old faces and some new. Do you agree with our choices? Who else would you have chosen? JENNIFER MINELLA | @jjx Jennifer Minella is a Contributing Analyst at Securosis and currently serves on the (ISC)2 Board of Directors. She has been named among the top women in security by SC Magazine and Information Security Buzz, and in November, NCTA announced her as 2014’s Tech Woman of the Year. Acknowledging her influence, we are pleased that she contributed to one of our articles about women being underrepresented in infosec. If you could have one infosec-related superpower, what would it be? There are so many super powers I’d love to have. Most of them would be useless 99% of the time, but fantastic parlor tricks. Like gravity control; who wouldn’t love that!? For InfoSec though, I’d have to narrow the field to: precognition, time travel or skill mimicry. Skill mimicry might be too little, too late, so we turn to precognition and time travel — which would yield similar results. Both a DeLorean and Einstein have demonstrated that time travel really screws with the whole space-time continuum, so to play it safe I’d have to pick precognition. Wouldn’t it be great to know what would happen and save yourself (your company, or your data) from something bad before it came to be? Read...

Is Security Awareness Training Really Worth It? [Dark Reading]

from Dark Reading Experts weigh in on the value of end-user security training, and how to make education more effective. Nothing riles up information security professionals quicker than the question of how much to invest in security awareness training. Does it work? Is it worth the money? “There are three things you don’t talk about in security: religion, politics, and security awareness training,” says Jennifer Minella, VP of engineering with Carolina Advanced Digital and a member of the board for the International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium, or (ISC)2. Read...

NC Tech Awards unveiled [News & Observer]

from the News & Observer   The North Carolina Technology Association handed out 25 NC Tech Awards to individuals and organizations from across the state at its annual awards dinner Thursday evening at the Raleigh Convention Center. … Private Sector Chief Information Officer of the Year – A.R. Mullinax, Duke Energy, Charlotte Public Sector Chief Information Officer of the Year – Jeff Stovall, City of Charlotte Technology Educator of the Year – Mark Edwards, Superintendent of Mooresville School District Tech Woman of the Year – Jennifer Minella, Carolina Advanced Digital of Cary Read...

2014 Women in IT Security: Jennifer Minella [SC Magazine]

VP of Engineering, Jennifer Minella, featured in SC Magazine   In her present position as VP of engineering at Carolina Advanced Digital, she manages the firm’s consulting and professional services, and is one of four principals helping drive business strategy and execution of initiatives ranging from engineering to marketing and communications. “A mentor of mine always said the traditional dictionary meaning of security had to do with feelings – ‘the state of feeling safe, stable and free from fear,’” Minella says. “When I consider security now, I see it as an evolutionary process, something iterative, imperfect and polymorphous. Even the definition of security has changed.” Her peers note her seamless integration of skill sets that includes leadership and attitude as some of her signature strengths. Read...

Security: The Good, the Bad, and the Alternative [DarkMatters]

from Norse Security Dark Matters I began this third blog post by begging the question, “are women underrepresented and smacked down in the Infosec community?” With an industry that is dominated by men — I blatantly stated that I had heard both sides of the coin. From problems with the good old boys club, sexual harassment at security conferences, and surviving the workplace in a woman-poor environment to my workplace is awesome and I could not have made it this far without male mentors. I wanted to know if women needed to “fight to be heard,” or did they feel that infosec was just like any other profession — where they could work their way to the top regardless of gender. I asked all the wrong questions… During my brief meandering into the realm of sexism in Infosec: I was sometimes smacked down for lack of clarification, and at the same time enlightened with alternative dialogues. Jennifer (Jabbusch) Minella, a network security engineer and consultant with Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. had this to say at her Security Uncorked blog: Here’s where I come from; I grew up in this industry, but before I got here, I was a kid who loved science and math, and I had parents that nurtured that passion. My Dad taught me binary when I was but a wee lass. He taught me calculus early, because I demanded to know what the “sin” and “cos” buttons on the calculator meant. Being the math genius that he is, he used the opportunity to launch a full-scaled course, books and all. Maybe I’m privileged; maybe I had...

87 Security Experts You Need to Be Following on Twitter

from Security Innovation Europe, you’ll find VP of Engineering Jennifer Minella on this list   As computers become exponentially more involved in our everyday working lives, security is an increasing concern. It’s therefore essential for security conscious individuals to keep up to date with the latest news and trends. Twitter has emerged as an excellent way of doing this. By following a subsection of the biggest influencers in security, you can stay on top of the industry and any pressing developments — which is why we’ve compiled this list. Next to each recommended account, we’ve given a brief bio and explained what it is they Tweet about. Read article...

100 Security Experts to Follow on Twitter

from Marble Security, find VP of Engineering Jennifer Minella   As the worldwide security technology market is forecasted to grow 28% by 2016, according to Gartner, companies are continuing to strengthen their security technologies. With security being the primary IT concern, it’s imperative for CTO’s to stay atop of security news and industry trends. In order to combat this unpredictable market, we’ve created a Twitter list of must-follow security experts. Read...