I checked skydiving off my bucket list in 1998 with a tandem dive at an airfield in western Massachusetts. In the course of one day, I went through training, met my instructor (who had done thousands of dives) watched my instructor carefully pack up the primary and backup chutes, hopped on a plane, ascended to about 13,000 feet, stood at the open door, tried not to panic … and jumped. I like to tell this story to highlight how trust enabled me to take a potentially risky action in a short period of time. In security, we often talk about the importance of people, process and technology.  In skydiving, I had all three: an experienced instructor; training on how to dive, pull the chute and land safely; and the assurance of both a primary and backup chute. If you’re jumping into digital business initiatives, that same trust network (trust in your people, processes and technologies) can help your business (and your security team) more quickly execute on business initiatives that may, at first, look terrifying. For more on the ubiquity of trust in the digital business economy (and to hear me question some of the trust assumptions I made during my skydiving adventure), check out my conversation with IDG about Trusted Identity. How are you building trust across your infrastructure (people, process and technology) to accelerate your digital business initiatives? Click here for the webinar: https://www.entrust.com/lp/pki-building-trust-for-digital-business/.

Sandy Carielli

Sandra Carielli
Sandy Carielli has spent over a dozen years in the cyber security industry, with particular focus on identity, PKI, key management, cryptography and security management. As Director of Security Technologies for Entrust Datacard, Sandy guides the organization’s next generation security and technology strategy. Prior to Entrust Datacard, Sandy was Director of Product Management at RSA, where she was responsible for SecurID and data protection. She has also held positions at @stake and BBN. Sandy has been a speaker at RSA Conference, SOURCE Boston, the NYSE Cyber Risk Board Forum and BSides Boston. She has a Sc.B. in Mathematics from Brown University and an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.