Brian Contos

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Over the last two decades Brian Contos helped build some of the most successful and disruptive cybersecurity companies in the world. He is a published author and proven business leader.

After getting his start in security with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and later Bell Labs, Brian began the process of building security startups and taking multiple companies through successful IPOs and acquisitions including: Riptech, ArcSight, Imperva, McAfee and Solera Networks. Brian has worked in over 50 countries across six continents and is a fellow with the Ponemon Institute and ICIT.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Brian Contos and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

How to convince the CFO of the budgetary security need

Thinking outside the product box

Thinking outside the product box

The dynamic nature of the cyber threat landscape guarantees that the threats and the actors behind them are always evolving, increasing in sophistication in order to circumvent the most robust security devices. As such, our cyber...

Phishing, Football and Frauds: 15 Ways to Safeguard Yourself During the World Cup

I just returned from Brazil where the anticipation around the 2014 FIFA World Cup was astounding. Even though Brazil has won the Word Cup several times, this is the first year they've hosted since 1950. As with many countries where...

Big Data Security Context

I just finished up a lengthy tour through Latin America and Asia, as described in many of my latest blogs. Most recently I was in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). I had the opportunity to work with various government agencies,...

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