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February 9, 2017

Getting the Most Out of RSA 2017: A Practitioner's Guide

Former Director of Information Security

RSA Conference 2017 is fast approaching and the Illumio team has been buzzing around getting ready. I’ve been doing research to decide on my schedule for this year’s conference and thought I’d share some thoughts on how security practitioners can get the most out of the busy week ahead. 

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Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations, Adaptive Segmentation

May 31, 2016

Seven Cybersecurity Tips to Keep Your Employees Safe This Summer

Former Director of Information Security

As we head into the summer, it’s a good time to remind people of some basic safety and security precautions. If you are responsible for the security program at your company, this is also a good time to remind your employees, partners, and others about your security policy and help re-enforce security awareness and good practices. With this in mind, here are seven tips for staying safe and secure this summer.

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February 19, 2016

A Practitioner's Guide to Getting the Most Out of RSA 2016

Former Director of Information Security

RSA Conference 2016 is just around the corner, and the Illumio team has been buzzing around getting ready. I’ve been doing some research to decide on my schedule for the conference, and thought I’d share some thoughts on how security practitioners can get the most out of the busy week. 

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Adaptive Security, Illumio News

July 30, 2015

How Will You Get the Most out of Black Hat USA 2015 & DEF CON 23?

Former Director of Information Security

Black Hat and DEF CON have definitely grown from the early years, and even from when I last attended, seven years ago. The events are still an eclectic annual gathering of many security tribes, but the expo floor at Black Hat is now packed with vendor booths as well. You can still try your hand at capture the flag or lock-picking and bump keys. And you definitely still get blockbuster demonstrations of mind-blowing exploits—can we say update my car please, Jeep/Chrysler?!

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Adaptive Security, Illumio News

April 16, 2015

Getting the Most Out of RSA: A Practitioner's Approach

Former Director of Information Security

I’m making my debut on the Illumio blog with some thoughts on getting the most out of the confluence of security professionals, products, and events that is coming to San Francisco next week for the RSA Conference. 

A quick intro on me: My name is John Donovan and I head up Information Security here at Illumio. In this post, I’ll give you a practitioner's approach to attending a big security conference like RSA. 

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Adaptive Security, Illumio News, Data Center Operations