About Chris Merritt

Chris Merritt is the Director, Solutions Marketing for Lumension, specializing in Data Protection, Intelligent Whitelisting and Endpoint Security. Merritt brings strong product and security market knowledge and is responsible for marketing strategy, core messaging and product positioning for all Lumension solutions.

 

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Missing the Forest for the Trees: 2015 Data Protection Maturity Trends

January 28th, 2015

Today, in conjunction with the annual Data Privacy Day, Lumension released the 4th annual Data Protection Maturity Trends report. Based on a survey conducted in late 2014 of more than 700 IT security professionals from around the world, this report examines the issues and concerns facing IT security teams, how effective their data protection efforts […]



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Ransomware: The Once and Future Storm?

January 27th, 2015

Lumension recently released the sixth annual State of the Endpoint Risk report [PDF], based on research by the Ponemon Institute. I’ve blogged about this report several times this year: you can find those posts here and here. This past week I was honored to present the results of this research alongside Dr. Larry Ponemon, in […]



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Infosec Haiku

January 25th, 2015

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku State of the Endpoint Annual Report Now Out To Learn More, Go Here   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own […]



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Infosec Haiku

January 25th, 2015

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Data Privacy Day is Here Again – Have We Made Any Progress?   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … […]



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Infosec Haiku

January 19th, 2015

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku US / UK Say National Security Needs Crypto Backdoors   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if yours is […]



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State of the Endpoint Identifies Risky Users as Top Threat

January 14th, 2015

For years, security pros have complained joked about over-zealous users who click on everything. With today’s release of the sixth annual State of the Endpoint study by Ponemon Institute, and commissioned by Lumension, the joke is reality for many and unfortunately it isn’t all that funny. Negligent and/or careless employees who do not follow security […]



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Infosec Haiku

January 11th, 2015

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Need to Defend Our Critical Infrastructure Against Bad Guy Hacks!   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if yours […]



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Infosec Haiku

January 3rd, 2015

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku What We Need Now Is Cyber “Prevent-Defense” to Provide Resilience   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if yours […]



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Infosec Haiku

December 28th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku In 20-15 Will We See More Cyber Hacks? Or Better Defense?   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if […]



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Infosec Haiku

December 21st, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Sony Hack Is Called “Snowdon for Corporations” This 5h1t Just Got Real   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … […]


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Infosec Haiku

December 21st, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Cyberattacks on Physical Plants Are Scary! Iron Works Knocked Out   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if yours […]


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IT Security Budgets, Destructive Malware and Software Vulns – A 2015 Sneak Peek

December 17th, 2014

Even non-security news outlets and bloggers have been writing about 2014 as the year of the mega breach. And for good reason, when you consider cyber criminals’ attacks on Target, JP Morgan, Home Depot and most recently of course, Sony Pictures. Regardless of your opinion on how Sony has handled the breach to-date, no one […]


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Infosec Haiku

December 13th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku SSL bitten Now TLS gets nipped  too Look out for POODLE   ### Notes ### * This week’s haiku courtesy of Mr. Peter Mack. * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if […]


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Infosec Haiku

December 6th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku FBI Issues Flash Warning on Destructive Malware in the Wild   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if yours […]


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E-Cigarettes Are Bad for Your Computer’s Health!

December 2nd, 2014

There’s been a lot of news lately about the adverse health impact of vaping, including a recent study which suggests that e-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the level of carcinogens of regular tobacco. But perhaps less well publicized is the recent news that e-cigarettes might give you malware. According to an account on Reddit, […]



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