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The Benefits of Centralized Security Platforms

Richard Ford of Forcepoint on Moving Away From Single-Point Products

Keeping up with today's security and regulatory demands requires a centralized and integrated security platform, necessitating a move away from single-point security products and solutions, says Dr. Richard Ford of enterprise security firm Forcepoint.

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In this video interview at RSA Conference 2016, Ford discusses:

  • What the enterprise security landscape looks like today and how it has evolved;
  • Why single-point products hinder enterprise-level security; and
  • Why fully integrated security solutions are the way of the future.

At Forcepoint, Ford specializes in anti-malware, software security, research and development and venture capital investments. Before joining Forcepoint, he served as chief scientist at Raytheon|Websense, which is now part of Forcepoint. He also previously held executive and research level positions with Cenetec, IBM Corp., Command Software Systems and NCSA. Ford spent 11 years with the Florida Institute of Technology as professor of Computer Science in Assured Information.

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Tracy Kitten

Tracy Kitten

Former Director of Global Events Content and Executive Editor, BankInfoSecurity & CUInfoSecurity

Kitten was director of global events content and an executive editor at ISMG. A veteran journalist with more than 20 years of experience, she covered the financial sector for over 10 years. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2010, she covered the financial self-service industry as the senior editor of ATMmarketplace, part of Networld Media. Kitten has been a regular speaker at domestic and international conferences, and was the keynote at ATMIA's U.S. and Canadian conferences in 2009. She has been quoted by, ABC News, and MSN Money.

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