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Halo's Lessons for InfoSec Practitioners

HP's Art Gilliland on 'New School' Cyberdefense
Halo's Lessons for InfoSec Practitioners

Hewlett Packard's Art Gilliland sees the evolution of the video game as having lessons in the way practitioners should approach cybersecurity.

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As the latest version of the popular game comes out later this year, it will allow collaboration among players, just as IT security professionals need to collaborate in battling common cyber adversaries, says Gilliland, HP senior vice president and general manager for enterprise security products.

In the interview, Gilliland:

  • Contrasts the traditional approach enterprises take to secure IT with what he calls the "new school" approach;
  • Explains why "old school" basics such as cyber hygiene, people and processes and security fundamentals not only remain critical, but helps reduce the costs of a breach when properly implement; and
  • Describes how a "cloud proxy" could help enterprises see into the cloud to help develop new ways to secure critical data.
Gilliland joined HP three years ago from Symantec, where he served as a senior vice president of the Information Security Group. Prior to Symantec, he held executive roles at IMlogic, Exchange Solutions and Gemini Consulting. Gilliland earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Carleton College and a master of business administration from the Harvard Business School. Recognized as an information security expert, he holds several patents in

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Correction: In an earlier version of the description of the audio interview, the term "cloud proxy" was misidentified as "cyber proxy."

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About the Author

Eric Chabrow

Eric Chabrow

Retired Executive Editor, GovInfoSecurity

Chabrow, who retired at the end of 2017, hosted and produced the semi-weekly podcast ISMG Security Report and oversaw ISMG's GovInfoSecurity and InfoRiskToday. He's a veteran multimedia journalist who has covered information technology, government and business.

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