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Mary Roark

Mary Roark
Mary’s passion for launching new products has led to a dynamic 20 year career in technology marketing with firms like AT&T and Microsoft. She has led product marketing efforts in mobile, network and data security at RSA Security, Sophos, Veridium and now as the Director of Product Marketing at Cyberhaven in a completely new area of Data Behavior Analytics (DaBA). She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
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3 ways to drive innovation in security

Posted by Mary Roark on Mar 23, 2020 11:37:04 AM

In 1665, during the plague in London, Issac Newton was sent home from Cambridge University and during that time he is purported to have invented calculus and the laws of motion. The time in front of all of us, is an opportunity to establish new habits and patterns of work and creativity.

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Why DLP is NOT for IP

Posted by Mary Roark on Mar 18, 2020 11:59:05 AM

Protecting Intellectual Property in a new paradigm

Competitive advantage for most companies is created by having differentiated capabilities or processes that are not easy for their competition to copy. As companies rely more on remote employees, contractors and complex supply chains, their “know how” and intellectual property becomes more distributed.  It is increasingly harder to keep a “secret.” Corporate espionage according to Verizon’s 2019 report was only to be outpaced by financially motivated insider threats. Apparently, it is extremely lucrative for a variety of reasons to steal Intellectual Property (IP). While we all use the term frequently in security, it is becoming increasingly important to understand the types of IP, the value it has to the organization and what it takes to protect it.

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Topics: DaBA, DLP

Data Sprawl: Will DaBA save us from ourselves? (and Why UEBA can’t)

Posted by Mary Roark on Feb 19, 2020 5:32:54 PM

What happened with UEBA?

UEBA promised it would identify the guilty employees who were "misbehaving." It also promised to make life more sane for SOC analysts. But many UEBA solutions continue to have the reputation of being "noisy." Too many "false positive" alerts continue to plague SOCs. Now nearly every SIEM has a UEBA solution bundled into it but for many life in the SOC is getting worse with conditions such as increasing investigation times.

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Topics: UEBA, Insider Threat, DaBA

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