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Hord Tipton
Clearwater, Florida
W. Hord Tipton, CISSP, has over 30 years of business experience and is currently the executive director for (ISC)².
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As security professionals, we look back at 2014 with a sense of frustration that we are facing major security breaches in the news daily. This year has been our most challenging yet. The world is now well aware that no single industry is immune to cybersecurity attacks – from retailers to financial institutions to hospitals and governments. In fact, PricewaterhouseCoopers’s 2015 The Global State of Information Security Survey found that the total number of security incidents detected by respondents climbed to 42.8 million this year, an increase of 48% over 2013. Next year will certainly be riddled with challenges as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at ISC2 Blog
This is a bittersweet announcement to let you know I will be retiring from my role as (ISC)2 executive director at the end of 2014. I have always embraced change and, as a result, I am fortunate to have enjoyable, wide-ranging life experiences. Working at (ISC)2 has been the highlight of my career. I consider our 100,000 members, the staff and board members, past and present, a part of my extended family. Over my six-and-a-half-year tenure, the organization has grown to more than 100,000 members worldwide; introduced three new certifications and subsequent education programs; established a non-profit Foundation; moved from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at ISC2 Blog
The Internet of Things (IoT) is already affecting nearly all aspects of life, and it’s just getting started. Some of the most promising IoT applications occur in the auto industry, but as technological innovation outpaces security, millions of Americans’ physical safety is put at risk. Cars can already parallel park themselves, steer you back into your lane if you start drifting, and automatically slow down if you get too close to the vehicle in front of you. More and more cars are being controlled by computers, not humans. It’s not hard to envision cars of the near-future with the capability... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at ISC2 Blog
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