Drew Paik

Drew Paik is a sales and marketing professional with over 18 years of experience in the technology industry. He is currently the Marketing Director for Authentic8 responsible for customer acquisition and onboarding. Previously, Drew was the Director of Field Marketing for MarketTools, where he managed all aspects of outreach to customers and prospects. Prior to MarketTools, Drew managed global marketing operations for Google Enterprise. He also held several roles at Postini (acquired by Google in 2007), including product marketing, marketing operations, sales operations, and field marketing. Before Postini, Drew held sales and marketing positions with Microsoft, NetIQ, and McAfee. Drew has a degree in English and Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
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Make Improving Data Breach Prevention Your New Year's Resolution

Posted by Drew Paik

Dec 8, 2016

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As we reflect on the passing year, it’s clear that 2016 was a tipping point in terms of public awareness of data security issues. It was the year that John Q. Public suddenly became aware of encryption issues, with Apple’s battle with the FBI after the San Bernardino terrorist attack.

It was also the year people pondered how foreign governments could perhaps hack into our election system. The year also showed that the government’s biggest security breach — which resulted in the arrest of an NSA contractor — wasn’t necessarily malicious. It hammered home the idea that some data breaches occur simply because employees don’t take their responsibilities seriously enough.

Though there is an increasing awareness of what kinds of threats we are all vulnerable to, there’s a knowledge gap in how to keep yourself and your business secure — despite our best efforts towards cybersecurity education.

So as you imagine what improvements you can make to your life and your business in 2017, consider adding boosting your cybersecurity to your list of resolutions.

Monthly News Roundup - December 2015 (TL;DR)

Posted by Drew Paik

Jan 1, 2016

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NEWS

This month we learned that Microsoft’s browser is vulnerable and many people’s Java has security flaws. No, you haven’t traveled back in an infosec time machine. These old-fashioned headlines came back in a new way this month. Oh, and a mere 191 million people’s personally identifiable information was exposed online. Check out those stories plus much more in our December 2015 news roundup:

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Monthly News Roundup - November 2015 (TL;DR)

Posted by Drew Paik

Dec 1, 2015

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This month we learned about a host of newfangled malware and hacks that compromise everyday websites, online ads, hotel chains, and British tabloids. Plus, State Department employees recently found out that their love of Facebook made them vulnerable to the Axis of Evil. Check out November’s biggest infosec headlines, below:

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Monthly News Roundup - October 2015 (TL;DR)

Posted by Drew Paik

Nov 1, 2015

NEWS

October was Cybersecurity Awareness Month and look what we got you: A collector’s edition of this month’s news highlights. Network World also did a product overview of Silo.  According to the headlines, social engineering is on the rise, Flash remains vulnerable, and organizations that shouldn’t be hacked, are. Here’s a look back at October’s biggest infosec news:

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Trojan Shmojan (or) How to undermine the world’s greatest digital security threat

Posted by Drew Paik

Oct 12, 2015

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NEWS

Late last month, a US federal court judge sentenced a Russian cyber criminal Dimitry Belorossov to four-and-a-half years in prison. Apparently, the not-so-nice Mr. Belorossov was guilty of using a computer virus to steal money from unwitting victims. His hacking tool of choice was a software program called Citadel. Citadel is a kind of malware known as a Trojan. It fools victims into giving criminals user IDs and passwords. It can also steal other other important information a user types into their device when they’re online.

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Monthly News Roundup - September 2015 (TL;DR)

Posted by Drew Paik

Oct 1, 2015

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NEWS

International hacking was a big theme among this month’s headlines. In addition, we learned about the new dangers of router firmware and Apple’s not-so-secure app approval process. Network World also did a product overview of Silo. Those stories and more in the September InfoSec news roundup:

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Monthly News Roundup - August 2015 (TL;DR)

Posted by Drew Paik

Sep 1, 2015

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NEWS

In the past 31 days, we saw some salacious information security headlines. That’s because Ashley Madison, the dating site for married people, suffered a major data breach. In addition, reports emerged with foreboding news about malvertising and man-in-the-cloud hacks. All that, plus much more, in our August monthly roundup:

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Monthly News Roundup - July 2015 (TL;DR)

Posted by Drew Paik

Aug 1, 2015

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NEWS

The US government scored a 1-1 win-loss record on cybercrime this month. The FBI coordinated the takedown of an infamous cybercrime forum. Win! However, there were ominous updates on the OPM breach. Loss. In addition, a new OpenSSL vulnerability and some high profile hack attacks made headlines. All of July’s biggest infosec stories are in our monthly roundup, below:

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Authentic8 performing on Broadway (sort of)

Posted by Drew Paik

Jul 20, 2015

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PRESENTATIONS

While we're still looking for backers for our production of the world's first musical about a misunderstood InfoSec professional who lives in the drop-ceiling of a datacenter, we are heading to the Microsoft Technology Center in Times Square as a sponsor of Collabity's Data, Cloud & Disruptive Technologies event on July 28th.

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Monthly News Roundup - June 2015 (TL;DR)

Posted by Drew Paik

Jun 30, 2015

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NEWS

Major League Baseball cyber snooping and a US government hack grabbed the biggest headlines in June. But vulnerabilities and breakins involving Apple, Japan’s Pension System, and Kaspersky Labs were also in the news. It’s all summarized in nice bite-sized morsels below:

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