Bill Conner

About

With a career that spans more than 30 years across numerous high-tech industries, Bill Conner is among the most experienced security and infrastructure executives worldwide. As a corporate turn-around and cybersecurity expert, Conner has achieved a number of milestones since he joined Entrust as president and CEO in April 2001, the latest of which was engineering the acquisition of Entrust by private equity firm Thoma Bravo in July 2009. Full Bio: http://www.entrust.com/corporate/management/bill_conner.htm

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The Edward Snowden Story Calls For Understanding of Encryption, Strong Identity

September 18, 2013 by Bill Conner     No Comments
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series The Snowden Papers: Lessons to be Learned

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series The Snowden Papers: Lessons to be LearnedEntrust’s Approach and View of Cryptography There has been tremendous press coverage over the last week or two about cryptographic systems and threats to their security. I want to take some time to share how Entrust, as a global [Read More...]

NSA Leaks Uncover Legitimate Surveillance Concerns, But Cryptographic Systems are Not One of Them

September 17, 2013 by Bill Conner     1 Comment
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series The Snowden Papers: Lessons to be Learned

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series The Snowden Papers: Lessons to be LearnedIntelligence Services Disclosures and the Impact on Information Security The Washington Post and other media outlets have provided extensive coverage of allegations made by Edward Snowden concerning some of the NSA’s surveillance programs. The allegations include: The NSA has [Read More...]

The Way Forward

August 14, 2013 by Bill Conner     No Comments

The title may come across a little more literary than a normal technology or security blog, but this is what I want to discuss: the way forward in security software. Cybersecurity is a market in flux. And, from where I sit, the way forward is simple and hinges on three things. Mobile a key market [Read More...]

What is Driving Growth in the Authentication Market?

August 8, 2013 by Bill Conner     No Comments

I recently read an article that pegged the global growth rate for multifactor authentication at 17 percent. This is a substantial compound annual growth rate (CAGR) when you take into consideration the size of the market and the nascent growth of some key players. Then I considered Entrust’s relative position in the market and in [Read More...]

Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner Shares his Thoughts on Sen. Rockefeller’s Letter to the Fortune 500

September 20, 2012 by Bill Conner     No Comments

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., who serves as Chairman of the U.S. Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, has asked the key questions yet again: Are companies using best practices to protect themselves and their customers’ security? Are companies maintaining their cybersecurity efforts and vigilance on a regular basis, and updating their systems to reflect emerging threats? [Read More...]

Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner Reacts to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)

May 10, 2012 by Bill Conner     No Comments

On Thursday, April 26, the United States House of Representatives passed the proposed bill referred to as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (H.R 3523). The intended purpose of the bill, commonly known as CISPA, is to encourage entities to share more useful and timely cyber security-related information with the Federal government. While I [Read More...]

Authentication After the RSA breach: Sticking to Hard Tokens Could be a Mistake

September 20, 2011 by Bill Conner     No Comments

Blogmaster Note: This was originally posted on September 20, 2011 to the ComputerWorld UK Security Blog. The role of authentication as part of the CISO’s armory has been subject to some serious debate in recent months. In the wake of the RSA data breach, and the subsequent news of customers’ compromised data, the ability of [Read More...]

Letter to Compliance Week Editor Regarding Data Breach at Security Firm Could Make Others Vulnerable Article

July 15, 2011 by Bill Conner     No Comments

Blogmaster Note: This is a letter to the editor of Compliance Week in reference to its article titled “Data Breach at Security Firm Could Make Others Vulnerable” written for the site by Karen Kroll on June 21. To the Editor: Earlier this month, I was interviewed by your reporter, Karen Kroll for the June 21 [Read More...]