Jon Oltsik

Jon Oltsik is an ESG senior principal analyst and the founder of the firm’s cybersecurity service. With almost 30 years of technology industry experience, Jon is widely recognized as an expert in all aspects of cybersecurity and is often called upon to help customers understand a CISO's perspective and strategies.

Jon was named one of the top 100 cybersecurity influencers for 2015 by Onalytica, and he is active as a committee member of the Cybersecurity Canon, a project dedicated to identifying a list of must-read books for all cybersecurity practitioners. Often quoted in the business and technical press, Jon also publishes articles on The Cipher Brief, a digital, security-based conversation platform that connects the private sector with the world’s leading security experts, and is also engaged in cybersecurity issues, legislation, and technology discussions within the U.S. government.

Cloud security still a work in progress

Why is incident response automation and orchestration so hot?

Manual processes limit incident response efficiency and effectiveness, driving the need for incident response automation and orchestration.

IBM's position on Security Analytics and Operations (SOAPA), part 2

Marc van Zadelhoff, general manager of IBM’s security division, discusses SOAPA requirements, intelligence and scale.

IBM's position on Security Analytics and Operations (SOAPA)

Marc van Zadelhoff, general manager of IBM’s security division, talks SOAPA market demand and evolution of the architecture.

Cybersecurity skills shortage holding steady

Nearly half of all organizations report a “problematic shortage” of cybersecurity skills in 2017.

Security alert overload threatens to bury security teams

Enterprises can’t keep up with security alert volume, struggle to prioritize the right alerts and ignore a large percentage of the security alert total. They need help!

IT experience can be beneficial for a cybersecurity career

Most cybersecurity professionals come from IT. This experience serves as a strong foundation and helps them succeed in cybersecurity.

New York State cybersecurity regulations: Who wins?

Encryption, IAM, SIEM and UBA vendors will benefit from New York State's new cybersecurity regulations for financial services organizations.

New York State cybersecurity rules and the skills shortage

New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) rules mandate comprehensive and ongoing training for cybersecurity professionals. Right direction, long way to go.

In and Around the 2017 RSA Conference

Interesting announcements on cognitive computing, endpoint security, middleware, and threat intelligence

RSA Conference 2017: Security analytics and operations

At the upcoming RSA Conference, expect to see vendors talking about architecture, machine learning, threat intelligence and incident response automation.

RSA 2017: Anticipating network security chatter

DDoS protection, network security analytics and cloud security will take center stage at RSA 2017.

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