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Five Minutes With … Tom Resau on the Changing “Rules” for Information Security

Resau: “The bull’s eye has shifted to the end user, particular with social media and devices. There’s a lot more the end user can do to get in trouble.”

Resau: “The bull’s eye has shifted to the end user, particular with social media and devices. There’s a lot more the end user can do to get in trouble.”

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Remember the good ol’ days – waaay back to a year like, say, 2002 – when a company’s security vendor got all the heat for a systems compromise? These days, there’s plenty of blame to go around: For starters, organizations need to take a good, close look at what internal users are doing to let the bad guys in.

In this “TechConnections: Five Minutes With …” installment, Tom Resau explains how “the rules” of information security are profoundly transforming. In the past, it was all about protecting hardware and software. Today, it’s still about that. But it’s also about staying on top of the constantly shifting perimeters of your enterprise and minimizing risks brought on by internal user-employees. (Note we say “minimizing” here. Not “eliminating.”) Listen to our conversation about information security assurance.

About our guest: Tom Resau is vice president at W2 Communications, focusing on information security communications/PR campaigns for clients. Resau has specialized in this area for nearly his entire career, lending his expertise to former employers such as Symantec and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, a global law firm.

This interview was hosted by Dennis McCafferty, Director of Content with W2 Communications, a high tech PR agency. Find out more about our full service communications offerings. Subscribe to our “Tech Connections: Five Minutes With …” series on iTunes.

Dennis McCafferty, Vice President of Content

As Vice President of Content, Dennis McCafferty brings more than 20 years of experience in editorial, working in all forms of content: metro/national newspapers, regional/national magazines, custom publications/content marketing, radio, TV, blogs and social media. Since joining W2 Communications, Dennis’s projects have included white papers, industry-publication byliners, blogs, op-eds, podcasts and case studies for the range of the agency’s clients.

Previously, he launched his own B2B/B2G/custom-publishing business, DM Enterprises, and worked with clients such as IBM, Advanced Micro Devices, USAA, Nationwide, Amtrak, Ritz-Carlton, MasterCard, GM and many others for their content marketing needs. He has also contributed to Baseline, CIO Insight, Washington Technology and VARBusiness magazine, among other titles.

From September 1997 through March 2010, he served as Senior Writer at USA WEEKEND, for which he interviewed newsmakers such as Presidents Bush and Clinton, Caroline Kennedy, Donald Trump and Web founder Tim Berners-Lee. Before WEEKEND, he was a staff writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where he won a national, first-place award for investigative reporting.

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