Dominic Wellington

Dominic Wellington

Dominic Wellington is BMC’s Cloud Marketing Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has worked on the largest cloud projects in EMEA, and now he calls on that experience to support new cloud initiatives across the region. Previously Dominic supported BMC’s automation sales with direct assistance and enablement throughout EMEA.
Dominic joined BMC Software with the acquisition of BladeLogic, where he started up Southern Europe pre-sales operations. Before BladeLogic, he worked in pre-sales and system administration for Mercury and HP. Dominic has studied and worked between Italy, England and Germany.

SecOps Closes the Boyd Loop

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A good presentation should give the audience some food for thought. I've sat through my share of presentations, and I try to learn from those experiences to make sure that I deliver value to my audience during my own talks. Delivering a remote presentation constitutes a whole other level of difficulty, of course, and so I'm always looking for … [Read more...]

Compliance is a process, not an event

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…or at least, it should be A recent PCI compliance report from Verizon contains some interesting findings. It starts off with what seems like good news: compliance rates between audits are increasing, with an 80% increase in the number of companies being validated as PCI-DSS compliant at their interim assessments. However, 80% of companies … [Read more...]

The real story behind security breaches: the SecOps Gap

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The IT security news over the past year or so has been really bad. Sometimes it seemed that each day brought the story of yet another breach, every one bigger than the one before. According to a recent report, more than one billion records were exposed over more than 1,500 individual incidents. It can be difficult to explain how this can happen. … [Read more...]

Cloud Security Issues: Tips For Minimizing Risk

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7 Tips for Cloud Computing Security

The first rule of cloud security is, you do not talk about cloud security issues. No, wait, that's not right - everybody talks about cloud security risks and issues. Gartner just ran a survey on the factors preventing adoption of the cloud, and more than 50% of respondents cited security and privacy. The problem is that much of that talk … [Read more...]

The SecOps Gap in action

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I had no sooner posted about how Heartbleed is somehow still a problem than there was yet another new vulnerability out there. Reassuringly, the new disclosure from our good friends at Qualys reinforces my point. My post explored why Heartbleed is still a problem more than nine months after it was first disclosed, and I blamed the SecOps Gap. While … [Read more...]

Heartbleed and the SecOps gap

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The SecOps gap

Why 2015 won't be like 2014—oh, wait As we all know, 2014 was a banner year for security breaches. I won't even list the victims, not least because that would make for a very long, boring blog post. Instead, let's talk about how we can make 2015 the year we fix IT security. This is, of course, against my own best interests. Anyone who built a … [Read more...]

Security Beyond The Perimeter

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There has been a certain amount of excitement in the news media, as someone purportedly associated with ISIS has taken over and defaced US Central Command's Twitter account. The juxtaposition with recent US government pronouncements on cyber security is obvious: Central Command’s Twitter Account Hacked…As Obama Speaks on Cybersecurity. The … [Read more...]

The state of IT security in 2014

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This week I have been taking the temperature of the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit in London. Security is a very hot topic right now, with a constant drumbeat of news about security breaches. I already wrote about Community health Systems, and now Home Depot are in the news, with some claiming that the consequences could be even more … [Read more...]