Mike has spent 30 years at HP in development, product management and latterly, product marketing.
Mike's team is responsible for marketing cross-IT solutions for HP Software including cloud, application transformation, and converged infrastructure.
Our Twitter chat on security yesterday set a record for participation. No doubt, security is top of mind for CIOs, a half dozen of which joined our chat.
We had 43 participants or about 25% more than usual and 356 Tweets when we've averaged in the neighborhood of 230 for the past few weeks. More participants are a good thing although it increases the number of cross conversations. Furious is sort of the nature of the chat beast, but the more chatsters, the merrier.
Hackers and cyber criminals are uniquely capable of staying ahead of security defenses. They collaborate and are very adaptable. We'll never really be out of the woods as long as humans and computers habitate the earth. Crime has been with us as long as the world's oldest profession. It rises and falls, but never goes away.
I think it's those kinds of lessons, Joel, that need to be communicated to employees. A lot of tools can be deployed and defenses erected, but the best pro-active measure is education of employees, partners and even customers - something akin to the secrecy campaigns during wartime. You have to convince employees that their jobs depend on paying attention to security.
So who paid the price for circumventing security in that company? Someone had to. Shareholders must have been calling for the heads of the CFO and CEO on pikes.
The number of small/medium businesses in the world is growing. This is, of course, recognized by governments – many Prime Ministers and Presidents are looking to SMB’s to lead their countries out of recession.
I see this trend inside HP marketing. We are increasingly using SMB’s for campaign material generation, newsletter generation, and so on.