Ken Buckler

Kenneth Buckler, CASP, is a research analyst of information security/risk and compliance management for Enterprise Management Associates, a leading industry analyst and consulting firm that provides deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. Before EMA, he supported a Federal agency’s Enterprise Visibility program, providing security insights and compliance trending for the agency’s national network of computers and devices. He has also served in technical hands-on roles across multiple agencies in the Federal cyber security space and has published three Cyber Security books. Ken holds multiple technical certifications, including CompTIA’s Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification.

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RSAC 2022 Closing Thoughts - Return of Cybersecurity Conferences to the Wild, Wild West Coast

By Ken Buckler on Jun 16, 2022 9:43:34 AM

It’s time to circle the wagons and defend the data and users

As the world reopens, the conference booths light with excitement and empty expo halls are once again filled with hustle and bustle. I thought it important to take a moment and look at what changed in the past two years and where the security industry has room for improvement. This was the first in-person RSA Conference, and likely the first major security conference at all for that matter, with large in-person attendance after the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the conference looks very similar to conferences before the pandemic, the cybersecurity industry landscape has drastically changed.

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Intelligent Mice, Intelligent Mouse Traps – The Future of Cybersecurity and AI

By Ken Buckler on May 31, 2022 6:27:37 AM

Long gone are the days of simple, signature-based defenses against cyber-threats.

Cyber-threats are growing at an exponential rate in the perpetual cat-and-mouse game of cybersecurity, and traditional approaches to cybersecurity are struggling to keep pace. In 2021, anti-malware vendors estimated that they detected between 300,000 and 500,000 new pieces of malware every day. That means than in 2021 alone, over 100 million new pieces of malware were created. Even if cybersecurity vendors can keep up with the sheer volume of new pieces of malware, traditional signature-based and even heuristic-based detection algorithms will struggle to keep up – and that’s only for known malware.

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Not so Quiet on the Cyber Front: Why Your Organization is Still a Target

By Ken Buckler on Mar 4, 2022 2:27:34 PM

It's been quite an interesting couple of weeks. What started off with rising tensions as Russia amassed troops at the Ukraine border evolved into a full invasion of the country. Our newsfeeds are filled with stories and images of ace fighter pilots, brave soldiers making their final stands, and farmers stealing Russian tanks by hooking them up to farm equipment – but another battle has been taking place behind the scenes for many years.

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