Michael Ball

Over 25 years in IT, from hardware engineer through software developer and Network Administrator. From Security Architect to CISO at a prominent Canadian Insurance Company. I've managed very large teams, I've managed very small teams.. I've stood alone. But year after year, there's always been something great around the corner to keep me on my game. Specialties: Identity and Access Management Infrastructure and processes, Risk Management, Network Security Architecture.

Articles by Michael Ball

Darktrace: The enterprise immune system

Systems monitoring potential network threats have become sterile and monotonous, but Darktrace reminded me of the tools seen in Minority Report

This Canadian company aims to turn virtual desktop infrastructure upside down

This Canadian based VDI hits a home run

This Toronto-based company takes data encryption to new heights– Goodbye hackers

Financial damage can be insured against, but remember that reputational damage cannot

You’re going the wrong way about data encryption if you’re not doing this

Encryption isn't the only way of securing sensitive data

The demise of excess access: A eulogy for traditional VPN

Virtual private networks used to be the gold standard for some services. Now it's a hindrance. Here's why

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