I hate to jinx it. But it’s been a whole week that the kids have charged their own phones over night. A whole week without either waking up to a dead battery or me spotting it as I go to bed. A whole week!
I’m proud to say I didn’t need this sign this weekend but it’s always useful to have a reminder. Especially when the losses are heartbreakers.
Tonight’s kid meal… lazy camp lasagna from our resident scout, Alex. Thanks to the Sparks for loaning us some camp cook equipment!
Following her sister’s lead in making dinner earlier this week. Last night Arianna made rainbow pancakes for dinner.
Tonight Abby made a delicious dinner of Caesar salad with homemade dressing, pasta with home made meat sauce, sparkling lemonade and meringues (which took longer than planned so will wait until tomorrow) #luckydad
Looks like this will be a messy 🏉 game. Let’s go Free Jacks #LetsRide
Wicked proud of this kid
Segment, authenticate, authorize. Akamai, IoT and Zero Trust
Today is a sports day. First up - opening day for South Shore Rox ⚾️ then this afternoon #ReadyToRide with the Free Jacks 🏉
In 2019 after 19 years at Akamai, mostly in IT, I decided it was time for a change.
There is of course, a longer version of this, but in late 2016 we had realized that the journey we had been taking Akamai IT on was actually a Zero Trust journey. Working closely with the Enterprise product team to make this journey a reality for Akamai customers over the last couple of years has been a joy and privilege.
I approached my manager and friend Joe DeFelice (Akamai’s IT CISO) with the idea to double down on the Zero Trust focus - sharing our experience and knowledge in this space with many more enterprises ranging from those who have heard of Zero Trust through those who may have started on their journey but are running into roadblocks.
We spoke about this idea with leaders in Akamai, the overwhelming response was positive and very supportive. Joe and I agreed to stay through March 2020 in order to continue supporting the Zero Trust transformation in IT, product development, and ecosystem expansion.
March 2020. The March that never ended. Fortunately, there was still enough work for Joe and I at Akamai to stay fully engaged. While our dream of doing our part to drive Zero Trust adoption broadly remained alive, it didn’t feel like the right time to be trying to start a new company when everyone was focused on learning how to be productive remotely. We were lucky enough to be able to stay on at Akamai during the pandemic, talking to customers, working with product managers and engineers and staying connected to IT. One thing above all else that I took away from 2020 - the more Akamai customers we spoke to, the more energized about helping companies with Zero Trust I became.
So it is with great pleasure I am writing this long post to introduce the company I am starting with Joe: Procella Technologies. Procella’s focus is Zero Trust and SASE. Our goal is to increase adoption of Zero Trust principals, and ensure enterprises are able to complete their Zero Trust or SASE journeys. If you’re considering Zero Trust or SASE, contact us to see how we can help.
Just RSVP’d for the Free Jacks home opener. It’s so close!! 🏉
The best path to password elimination is through federated authentication. The SSO tax is currently too high. Not just in penny pinching upgrades but in the obstacles to successfully enabling it.
I just tested a security integration with Microsoft 365 that was seriously just a couple of clicks. Then I tried to enable SAML which was a lot of copy and paste and changing fields. High potential for human error. We MUST do better here.
Astronaut Charlie Duke “I think scouting had the most impact”
Interesting new MLR 🏉 laws. I’m skeptical about 2 of these (under the post and red card) but excited to see how it shakes out.