‘Security Bistro’ Blog Debuts. Brewing up a Blend of Security News, Analysis and Discussion

Features IT Security Analyst and Journalist Veterans Richard Stiennon, Linda Musthaler and Neil Roiter

HUDSON, MA., January 10, 2012  Security Bistro, a new IT security industry news and analysis blog featuring  prominent analysts and journalists, debuted on Tuesday with informative and thought-provoking posts about  some of today’s most urgent security issues. Security Bistro is a security news service presented by Corero Network Security, which is sponsoring the vendor-neutral site to promote information-sharing, analysis and the exchange of ideas and opinions.

Security Bistro features well-known industry journalists and analysts, including:

Richard Stiennon, security expert and industry analyst, is the author of Surviving Cyberwar and founder of IT-Harvest, an independent analyst firm that researches some 1,200 IT security vendors. A former VP of Research at Gartner and recipient of Gartner’s Thought Leadership Award, Stiennon is the most followed IT security analyst on Twitter.  A sought-after speaker on security matters, Stiennon has addressed conferences in 26 countries on six continents.

Linda Musthaler, principal analyst with Essential Solutions Corp., is a 30-year veteran of the IT industry, best known as a regular contributor to Network World magazine for nearly two decades. Musthaler writes a regular column on networking as well as in-depth feature stories on technology. She currently writes the weekly electronic newsletter Network World IT Best Practices, which has more than 30,000 subscribers. Through Network World, she has published buyer’s guides which analyze the markets for various business technologies and assist enterprises in identifying the issues and trends that affect their purchase decisions.

Neil Roiter is best known for his decade of work as a technology journalist, focusing on information security, risk and compliance. Before joining Corero as director of research, he was features editor and senior technology editor at Information Security magazine and SearchSecurity.com, as well as a freelance IT security writer and editor for CSO magazine, InformationWeek, Network Computing, Computerworld and other outlets. In addition to his work as a technology journalist, Neil has worked as an IT project manager and daily news reporter and editor.

Security Bistro also will feature guest posts by security experts, analysts, enterprise IT professionals and journalists.

The initial Security Bistro posts include these timely articles:
•    “DigiNotar breach – 2011’s most important attack”
•    “Is 2012 finally THE YEAR of mobile security threats?”
•    “Firewall managers lack confidence in their security posture”
•    “From SAS 70 to SSAE 16: What does it mean?”

“Security Bistro is a forum for ideas,” says Roiter. “We invite you to comment. We insist. We bring some smarts and some experience about information security to the table. We know you can bring a lot more. We’ll analyze things like the intent and the meaning behind the latest news and trends in malicious activity, explore the role of policies, processes, tools and people in our security programs and discuss best practices for securing data in the continuous battle against cyber threats.”