Eddie Schwartz is Chief Security Officer of NetWitness and has 25 years experience in the information security and privacy fields. Previously, he was CTO of ManTech Security Technologies Corporation, EVP and General Manager for Global Integrity, SVP of Operations at Guardent, CISO for Nationwide Insurance; and as a Senior Computer Scientist at CSC he was Technical Director of the DSS Information Security Laboratory. Mr. Schwartz has advised a number of security companies, and served on the Executive Committee for the Banking Information Technology Secretariat (BITS). Mr. Schwartz has a B.I.S. in Information Security Management and an M.S. in Information Technology Management from the George Mason University School of Management.
In the following interview, Eddie Schwartz, Chief Security Officer of NetWitness discusses with Rake Narang, editor-in-chief of Network Products Guide, Zero-Day Attacks, Cybercrime and Advanced Persistent Threats.
Rake Narang: What is the most important issue facing Chief Security Officers (CSOs) today? And why is this a concern?
Eddie Schwartz: Advanced attacks and zero-day malware are rendering legacy approaches to computer network defense virtually worthless. Enterprises struggle to both discover in a timely manner and reduce the impact of complex data breaches. When thinking about the scope of most information security programs, all the compliance, defense in depth, and other traditional approaches do not amount to a hill of beans if an enterprise cannot learn to detect and stop advanced adversaries before they walk off with the crown jewels. Security must evolve and must become agile to cope with the current threat landscape and the dynamic needs of the enterprise.