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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

Self-Improvement Agenda for CISOs: What Is Top of Mind for 2015?

At the NG Security U.S. Summit in December 2014, participants discussed the need for CISOs to have a self-improvement agenda for 2015.

Three Reasons to Be Concerned About So-Called Anonymity Apps

Digital natives are throwing discretion to the wind as they flock to a new category of so-called anonymity apps, which can be easily abused.

Six Reasons Why Every Student Should Consider a Career in Cybersecurity

The following are six reasons that the vocational advice for young professionals today should be, "Consider a career in cybersecurity."

So, You Want to Be a CISO?

What sort of experience and skills does today's CISO — and the CISO of tomorrow — need to have? These skills are changing with the security landcape.

Ransomware and Cyber Extortion: What You Need to Know and Do

Today, cyber criminals are applying ancient approaches to modern technologies by using ransomware and cyber extortion to demand money from victims.

Ransomware and Cyber Extortion: What You Need to Know and Do

Today, cyber criminals are applying ancient approaches to modern technologies by using ransomware and cyber extortion to demand money from victims.

The Single Most Important Focus for Today’s CISO? The R-Word

The single most important focus for today's CISO is relevance; that is, being connected with and important to the organization that he or she reports.

3 Security Best Practices for Online Consumers

Three simple security best practices that consumers can employ to protect themselves from phishing efforts and other malicious attacks on the Internet.