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Derek Brink

VP & Research Fellow, IT Security and IT GRC, Aberdeen Group

Derek Brink helps individuals to improve their critical thinking, commuication skills and leadership skills by teaching graduate courses in information security and IT management at Brandeis University. He also helps organizations to improve their security and compliance initiatives by researching, writing about and speaking about the people, processes and technologies that correspond most strongly with leading performance, as part of his role as vice president and research fellow at Aberdeen Group, A Harte Hanks Company. Derek Brink helps individuals to improve their critical thinking, commuication skills and leadership skills by teaching graduate courses in information security and IT management at Brandeis University. He also helps organizations to improve their security and compliance initiatives by researching, writing about and speaking about the people, processes and technologies that correspond most strongly with leading performance, as part of his role as vice president and research fellow at Aberdeen Group, A Harte Hanks Company. He is experienced in high-tech strategy development and execution, corporate / business development, product management and product marketing, through positions at RSA Security, IBM, Sun Microsystems, and Hewlett-Packard. Derek earned an MBA with honors from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Applied Mathematics with highest honors from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Written By Derek Brink

Security Monitoring and Analytics: Faster Time to Action

Security monitoring and analytics platforms deliver business value by reducing the time it takes to identify, investigate and remediate threats.

Security Monitoring and Analytics: From Tools to Platforms

An evolved security monitoring and analytics platform — as opposed to a tools-based approach — can help analysts make better use of available threat data.

Cybersecurity Leadership in Transition: A View From the Classroom

Cybersecurity leadership courses traditionally focus on imparting subject matter expertise, but the next generation of CISOs must also be trusted advisors.

Keep Yourself and Your Organization Better Informed About Cybersecurity Trends

IT professionals must stay informed and educate the users in their networks about the latest cybersecurity trends and threats.

Health Care Security in 2016: End-of-Year Checkup on Security Trends

Upon reviewing the state of health care security in 2016, data revealed that the sector suffered nearly every type of common attack at an increased rate.

Celebrating the Progress of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, an initiative started in 2004 to educate citizens and businesses about the importance of cybersecurity.

The Clinton Security Platform: Addressing the Future of Tech

The Clinton security platform may be light on cybersecurity, but the presidential candidate has a lot to say about the future of technology and innovation.

The Information Security Leader, Part 4: Three Persistent Challenges for CISOs

Today's business climate presents challenges for CISOs regarding the definition of risk, uncertainties of measuring risk and effective communication.

The Information Security Leader, Part 3: Four Fundamental Questions for Risk Analysis

When it comes to a risk analysis, CISOs need to translate the question "How secure are we?" into one of the four fundamental questions about risk.

The Information Security Leader, Part 2: Two Distinct Roles of a CISO

Information security leaders today must be able to fill the two distinct roles of a CISO: the subject-matter expert and the trusted business adviser.