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Chief Technology Officer

TK Keanini brings nearly 25 years of network and security experience to the CTO role. He is responsible for leading Lancope’s evolution toward integrating security solutions with private and public cloud-based computing platforms. TK is also responsible for developing the blueprint and solution that will help Lancope’s customers securely benefit from the promise of software-defined networking (SDN). Prior to joining Lancope, Keanini served as CTO for nCircle, driving product innovation that defined the vulnerability management and configuration compliance market. Before joining nCircle, he served as Vice President of Network Services for Morgan Stanley Online, where he built and secured a highly available online trading system. Previously, Keanini was a systems engineer at Cisco, advising top financial institutions on the design and architecture of their data networking infrastructure. Keanini is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Windows XP (2001 - 2014)

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. Today, April 8th 2014, marks a significant day in history as we bid farewell to Windows XP. I, TK Keanini (@tkeanini), would like to pay my deepest respect to XP in this eulogy that I hope resonates with you so that you may share it with others. READ MORE

Handling Windows XP End-of-Support – Feed it, kill it, but don’t starve it.

As you all know by now, on April 8th 2014, Microsoft will stop supporting some variants of Windows XP. The software industry for years has operated this way with every system on your network having a predetermined service life, but given the current threat landscape, I would like to propose a change. What I’d like to see happen when any information technology reaches End-of-Support – meaning no fixes will be issued for newly found security vulnerabilities – is that it stops working. READ MORE

‘Windows XPocalypse’ and Security

Technical support and automatic updates for Windows XP will end next Tuesday, April 8. This has brought up some concerns around security, as patches for known issues were previously delivered via the soon-to-be defunct automatic updates. What does this mean for Windows XP users? READ MORE

Congratulations on your data breach

Treat cybercrime as a part of your overall business and make the same investment in security analytics as you do consumer analytics. Only then will you be able to outsmart the bad guys. READ MORE

Exploiting Responsibility Gaps: The Space Between Networking and Security

Because security professionals are mainly looking for security events, and security technologies are focused on attacks and abuse, they miss the predictors in network traffic that lead up to a security incident. The other side of this fact is that the networking team is just monitoring for availability and performance management, so adversaries can get into a network and explore all they want as long as they don’t trigger any of the non-security related events. We need to close this gap created by the org charts that paint these areas of responsibility as isolated, because the adversaries are exploiting this day in and day out. READ MORE