Posts by Raun Nohavitza

Raun Nohavitza is Centrify’s Senior Director of Information Technology. He leads the Infrastructure, Business Applications and Helpdesk teams, and is responsible for corporate Information Security. Raun brings over 15 years of experience in information technology, information security and compliance.

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A Culture of Cybersecurity Is Now Mission Critical

By , October 12, 2017

Whether you’re a small business, a large business, an academic institution, a non-profit or a government agency, it is now absolutely critical that you weave a fabric of security throughout your organization. You’ve heard it a thousand times, but it can’t be overstated: Culture is created at the top and trickles down into the organization. Today’s executive leadership must do more than issue edicts and implement tools. They must truly embrace security. Leaders must deeply understand and regularly communicate its importance to the health of the organization. Executives from all departments in all industries should make it a goal to…

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FedRAMP Compliance: Beyond the Letter of the Law

By , June 13, 2017

When I mention “compliance” to most people, I often get that cringe — the one that says “ugh, what a pain.” I’m empathetic to folks who are just trying to get the job done, and whose only interaction with compliance is being told somewhere along the line that they have got to jump through more hoops. But having lived information security for several years, and having previously had some experience with risk frameworks and compliance efforts, I’ve developed a different viewpoint. My colleagues in security immediately understand and connect with the statement that with compliance, “there is the letter of the…

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Centrify’s Bug Bounty Program with Bugcrowd

By , June 7, 2017

It’s an exciting time to be in information security. Black hats are attacking more web sites, constructing more 0-day threats and phishing more credentials and payment data. The proliferation of smart IoT devices and new technologies create opportunities for malicious activities. Nation State actors and the vulnerabilities they exploit are gaining visibility. What strikes me, though, is how the security community has risen to these challenges. The demand for security professionals is higher than ever, but so is the supply — new generations of security researchers, responders and leaders are coming from all corners of the globe. These are people…

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Top 3 Takeaways from the 2017 RSA Conference

By , February 27, 2017

Last week was the 2017 RSA Conference in San Francisco. Having attended, I can report that the number of vendors at the conference was nothing short of mind-boggling. While there are many challenges facing the security industry, there are also a lot of innovative ideas about how to respond to them. Here are my top takeaways from the conference: #1 Organizations Should Consolidate Security Vendors While it was great to see so many vendors at RSA, it was also indicative of just how many point security tools are on the market today — many of which provide very specific solutions…

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MFA for VPN with Centrify — Compatibility at its Best

By , April 4, 2016

As Senior Director of IT for Centrify, I sometimes enjoy early access to new features of our products. We use the full suite for our own identity management needs, and after over a year of experience with the platform I can truly say that I am impressed both by the rich set of current features and by management’s focus on core security principles in the product. I was excited to hear that we would be enabling multi-factor authentication (MFA) for VPN connections. I had already looked at conventional solutions, and it was one of the last places in our network I…