Roger Thornton is the Chief Technical Officer at security provider AlienVault, and his impressive career has focused on the development technical innovations while serving in a wide variety of positions spanning engineering, marketing, and management.

In 2002 Thornton founded Fortify Software, later acquired by HP, and which sought to shift focus from the perimeter to a focus on the core.

Thornton discussed some of the challenges security teams face in communicating their value as a business enabler in the modern enterprise environment to an array of stakeholders.

“No matter what job you have or what role you have in information security, really make sure you understand the business that you are supporting as well as you do the technical ins and outs of the attacks and threats and vulnerabilities and other types of security things you are working with,” Thornton advised…

 

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