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RSA 2016: What to expect this year from the people who really know! - Tony Bradley, TechSpective.net

With the RSA Conference, the biggest cybersecurity event of the year, less than a week away, we thought we’d check in with some of our reporter friends to get their take on what to expect this year. We got some good feedback - some serious and some light-hearted - but all very interesting! Is the “hype cycle” (i.e. what’s “in” and what’s “out”) what is actually causing trouble in the security industry? Who is going to be the new security “darling” or the company everyone wants to hear more from? Continue below to see what Tony Bradley, Editor-in-Chief of TechSpective.net, had to say, and then check back again this week for insight from our additional reporter friends!     

Topics: Security CSO RSA

How Merritt Group Celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Week 2016

“Imagine a world. Where people look out for each other. Where we all pay it forward. Where success is measured in selfless acts. Where kindness is the philosophy of life.” That is the motto of the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, which sponsored “RAK Week” from February 14-20 this year. To celebrate this unofficial holiday, Merritt Group decided to spread the kindness through various office activities during the week.

Topics: Giving Back InBalance

RSA 2016: What to expect this year from the people who really know! - Tim Wilson, DarkReading

With the RSA Conference, the biggest cybersecurity event of the year, less than a week away, we thought we’d check in with some of our reporter friends to get their take on what to expect this year. We got some good feedback - some serious and some light-hearted - but all very interesting! Is the “hype cycle” (i.e. what’s “in” and what’s “out”) what is actually causing trouble in the security industry? Who is going to be the new security “darling” or the company everyone wants to hear more from? Continue below to see what Tim Wilsion, Editor of DarkReading, had to say, and then check back again this week for insight from our additional reporter friends!     

Topics: Security CSO RSA

RSA 2016: What to expect this year from the people who really know! - Sean Kerner, InternetNews.com

With the RSA Conference, the biggest cybersecurity event of the year, less than a week away, we thought we’d check in with some of our reporter friends to get their take on what to expect this year. We got some good feedback - some serious and some light-hearted - but all very interesting! Is the “hype cycle” (i.e. what’s “in” and what’s “out”) what is actually causing trouble in the security industry? Who is going to be the new security “darling” or the company everyone wants to hear more from? Continue below to see what Sean Kerner, Senior Editor of InternetNews.com had to say, and then check back again this week for insight from our additional reporter friends!     

Topics: Security CSO RSA

RSA 2016: What to expect this year from the people who really know! - Steve Ragan, CSO

With the RSA Conference, the biggest cybersecurity event of the year, less than a week away, we thought we’d check in with some of our reporter friends to get their take on what to expect this year. We got some good feedback - some serious and some light-hearted - but all very interesting! Is the “hype cycle” (i.e. what’s “in” and what’s “out”) what is actually causing trouble in the security industry? Who is going to be the new security “darling” or the company everyone wants to hear more from? Continue below to see what Steve Ragan, Senior Staff Writer for CSO had to say, and then check back again this week for insight from our additional reporter friends!     

Topics: Security CSO RSA

Top “Fives” For Reaching CSO Buyers

So I’ve been tasked with wrapping up our “Marketing to the CSO” blog series and it’s been a ton of fun for our Security team! We’ve received some great feedback along the way and hope we’ve provided at least a little bit of insight for your future CSO marketing efforts. Our Security Practice Group has 16+ years of experience in the cybersecurity industry working with dozens of vendors, and this project has helped make us a lot smarter on security industry buying trends. We look forward to also imparting this knowledge in our client engagements!

Topics: Security CSO

Five Technology Trends Worth Watching in 2016

Peer into the mind of a CEO and you’ll see a lot of complexity, some chaos and, above all, an unyielding focus. But, even the most focused CEOs are being challenged by today’s incredibly fast-moving technologies and ever-changing markets and consumer behaviors. How do CEOs and business leaders get their arms around it all?

Q&A With Merritt Group-er: Get to Know Mia Damiano

1. What do you do at Merritt Group?

Topics: Insider InBalance Corporate Culture

6 Ways to Network with IoT Influencers at MWC Like a Champ

In 2015, Mobile World Congress attracted more than 94,000 attendees and 2,199 exhibitors. That’s a lot of tapas and a lot of industry noise concentrated in Barcelona for one exciting week of mobile madness.

Topics: technology IoT

Q&A With Merritt Group-er: Get to Know Kelly Finneran

1. What do you do at Merritt Group?

As an Account Coordinator in the Government Practice, my responsibilities include securing media opportunities and developing social media content for our clients.

Topics: Insider InBalance Corporate Culture

D.C. Women: Innovators of Tech

This past week, I had the opportunity to listen and engage with thought leaders, mentors and mentees at a Women in Tech event at D.C.’s General Assembly. Upon walking into the suite, I was immediately in awe of the aesthetically-pleasing office, where chalkboard walls lined the entire space with inspirational quotes, presidents of the past and present and D.C. scenery.

Topics: technology DC Women in Technology