Author: Mark Weatherford

Mark Weatherford has more than 20 years of security operations leadership and executive-level policy experience in some of the most important organizations in the world. Weatherford is focused on helping customers meet the evolving security needs of the cloud and 21st century data centers, while expanding vArmour’s global customer base across all industries in the government and commercial markets. Mark’s past experience includes his role as a principal at The Chertoff Group (he still remains a senior advisor), where he worked with organizations around the world to understand corporate cyber risk and develop strategic enterprise security solutions. In 2011, President Obama appointed Weatherford as the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) first deputy under secretary for cybersecurity for a two-year period. Before DHS, he was the vice president and chief security officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). Prior to NERC, he was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve as California’s first chief information security officer (CISO) and was also the first CISO for the State of Colorado, where two successive governors appointed him. A former cryptologist in the U.S. Navy, Weatherford led the Navy’s Computer Network Defense Operations and the Naval Computer Incident Response Team.

Simple, Scalable, Secure Cyber Deception: Introducing vArmour DSS Deception

Simple, Scalable, Secure Cyber Deception: Introducing vArmour DSS Deception

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts." -Sherlock Holmes Deception for cybersecurity: On the rise One of the great fortu...
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Cloud Security: Incredible New Possibilities

Cloud Security: Incredible New Possibilities

Way back in the 18th century, Ben Franklin said, “Distrust and caution are the parents of security.” That insight is entirely appropriate in the 21st century as companies deliberately and thoughtfully seek to take advantage of the...
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[Video] 1000 Security Vendor Pitches Later: My Interview with Richard Stiennon

[Video] 1000 Security Vendor Pitches Later: My Interview with Richard Stiennon

At this year’s RSA Conference, I got to spend a little time with longtime friend and industry expert, Richard Stiennon, from IT-Harvest. We talked about why I switched to the “dark side” of security by joining a vendor company and...
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Cybersecurity in the Desert: 2016 International Cybersecurity Conference Recap

Cybersecurity in the Desert: 2016 International Cybersecurity Conference Recap

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the 2016 International Cybersecurity Conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, attended by over 500 global cybersecurity leaders. The purpose of the event was to bring the National Critical Inf...
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No More Security Snake Oil: Q&A with Mark Weatherford

No More Security Snake Oil: Q&A with Mark Weatherford

We are excited today to welcome Mark Weatherford as our new SVP and Chief Cybersecurity Strategist. Mark is bringing more than 20 years of security operations leadership and executive-level policy experience from the Department o...
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