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Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. Partners with Aruba Networks, Inc. to Offer Customers a New Class of Superior Wireless Technology Products with Integrated Security

Forthcoming products will fully merge Carolina Advanced Digital’s leadership as a technology and security integrator with Aruba Networks’ best-in-class wireless networking products to offer enterprise customers a completely new catalog of innovative solutions. CARY, NC (March 3, 2015) —  Invoking the principle that the whole can exceed the sum of its parts, Carolina Advanced Digital will combine its services and design expertise in the technology and security space with Aruba Networks’ line of superior products. The new line of products from this partnership will provide a wide range of new and optimally effective solutions for customers in search of reliable, secure wireless. Carolina Advanced Digital’s combined expertise of wired, wireless and security makes the company unique in the space. The scope of their capabilities is also singular: because their engineers are trained and certified by both CWNP industry certs and vendor-specific certs – including HP, Cisco, Aruba, Meru and Juniper – they can service virtually any 802.11 WiFi project or solution. Aruba Networks is a manufacturer of enterprise class wireless LAN and edge access networking equipment used to build Wi-Fi networks. Customers include KPMG, California State University at Los Angeles, Edzan Hotels & Suites in Qatar, and China’s Dalian Wanda Group Co. On March 2, Hewlett-Packard (also a Carolina Advanced Digital partner) announced that it will acquire Aruba Networks in a deal valued at $2.7 billion. This move continues HP’s shift toward enterprise services for the wireless market. Aruba’s products are tailor-made to pair with Carolina Advanced Digital’s services: their devices are tested and certified for federal security standards, which are increasingly being adopted as standard for state and...
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(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...
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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...
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Jennifer Minella Wins Tech Woman of the Year at NC Tech Awards

Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc.’s Vice President of Engineering is recognized for excellence, innovation and leadership RALEIGH, NC (November 10, 2014) — The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) announced Jennifer Minella, Vice President of Engineering at Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. as Tech Woman of the Year on Thursday, November 6 at its annual awards dinner.  Mrs. Minella joined 700 leaders from across the state to celebrate the tech sector and honor the winners in each category at the Raleigh Convention Center. With more than 15 years of experience working in the technology industry, Jennifer’s technical background covers specialized areas of infrastructure security, access control, wireless technologies and industrial security. Most recently, she has been involved in executive management for Carolina Advanced Digital, leading operations in engineering, security, and communications. In her engineering role, Jennifer directs strategic research and consulting for government agencies, educational institutions and Fortune 100 and 500 corporations. In addition to her normal business roles, she is a published author, editorial contributor, trusted media resource and invited speaker at national and international conferences on cyber security. An advocate for the industry, Jennifer serves on the Board of Directors for (ISC)2, a global not-for-profit security organization with 100,000 members across 135 countries, and volunteers in local initiatives including NCTA’s Cyber Security and Knowledge Workforce Groups and the Raleigh Chapter of ISSA. “We are excited to learn that Jennifer has been recognized as NC Tech Woman of the Year,” stated John Jabbusch, President and Chief Engineer for Carolina Advanced Digital. “As a winner, she has been acknowledged by her peers in the information security community and has distinguished herself as...
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Jennifer Minella Selected as NC Tech Awards Woman of the Year Finalist

Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc.’s Vice President of Engineering among finalists to be recognized for excellence, innovation and leadership CARY, NC (October 9, 2014) – Jennifer Minella, Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc.’s Vice President of Engineering, has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 NC Tech Awards Woman of the Year.  The NC Tech Awards, presented by the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), is North Carolina’s only statewide technology awards program, recognizing companies and individuals who have characterized excellence, innovation and leadership. With more than 15 years’ experience working in the technology industry, Jennifer’s technical background covers specialized areas of infrastructure security, access control, wireless technologies and industrial security. Most recently, she has been involved in executive management for the company, leading operations in engineering, security, and communications. In her engineering role, Jennifer leads strategic research and consulting for government agencies, educational institutions and Fortune 100 and 500 corporations. In addition to her normal business roles, she is a published author, editorial contributor, trusted media resource and invited speaker at national and international conferences on cyber security. An advocate for the industry, Jennifer serves on the Board of Directors for (ISC)2, a global not-for-profit security organization with 100,000 members across 135 countries, and volunteers in local initiatives including NCTA’s Cyber Security and Knowledge Workforce Groups and the Raleigh Chapter of ISSA. “Since 1995, the NC Tech Awards (formerly the NCTA 21 Awards) have honored companies for outstanding achievement in the tech sector and use of technology,” stated Brooks Raiford, NCTA’s President and CEO. “As a finalist in this year’s awards, Mrs. Minella has distinguished herself as one of the state’s...
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