Illumio Blog
August 27, 2015

Go, Slow and No: Bringing DevOps Speed to IT Security

Chief Commercial Officer

Alan is a technology veteran known for company building. He leads Illumio’s go-to-market strategy and customer engagement life cycle.

The shift from mainframe to client-server computing between 1980 and 2000 led to an explosion of choices for IT. Until 1980, there was usually a piece of big iron (from IBM) that sat in the data center and ran a limited number of applications. The post-mainframe generation of IT expansion came with a corresponding growth of specializations and silos in the IT organization.

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Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations

August 19, 2015

The Willie Sutton Theory of Cyber Security

Chief Commercial Officer

Alan is a technology veteran known for company building. He leads Illumio’s go-to-market strategy and customer engagement life cycle.

Despite the enormous attention on data breaches and cyber attacks, relatively little focus (and investment) has shifted to the principal scene of the crime, the servers and storage devices that manage and safeguard the vast bulk of a company’s or government agency’s data.

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Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations

August 11, 2015

Blacklists, Whitelists, and Everything in Between

Technical Evangelist

Jimmy Ray couldn't make a living playing video games and catching fish so he became an engineer. As Illumio's technical evangelist, he keeps it real and ensures you always get the most up-to-date, spin-proof good word on technology.

One of the innate characteristics of carbon-based bags of water is the need to organize our surroundings. If we really want to understand anything, we need to look at how it’s organized first. Now, when folks really love their organization they call it “culture,” and when they hate it, they blame it on others.

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Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations

August 6, 2015

Shift Your Cybersecurity Focus from the Perimeter to the Interior

CTO and Founder

PJ is a technologist and architect focused on complex distributed system solutions. He’s responsible for Illumio’s technology vision and platform architecture.

The fight to stay ahead of the latest hacker schemes has created a volatile arena for players in the security field. We have watched antivirus software flounder with the rise of ‘crypting’ services. We have witnessed malware sandboxing and its struggles with evasion techniques. And the race is far from over.

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Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations

August 6, 2015

End the Innovation Catch-22: Reduce the Attack Surface

Chief Commercial Officer

Alan is a technology veteran known for company building. He leads Illumio’s go-to-market strategy and customer engagement life cycle.

From a computing perspective, we live in a renaissance age. Information technology is not just a tool to help run businesses, but actually an economic factor of production; it is a necessary component in practically every finished good and service, like land, labor and capital. As computing integrates into every facet of our lives, it stretches the inter-connectedness of everything we do and touch. And it also raises the risk of our personal, commercial and national security information being obtained by bad actors.

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Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations