Illena Armstrong

Illena Armstrong

VP, editorial

Illena Armstrong is VP, editorial of SC Magazine, the leading business magazine for the information security industry, where she manages editorial staff in New York and Michigan. She is responsible for overseeing the award-winning monthly publication and its many other editorial offerings, including scmagazine.com, the SC Magazine Canada monthly digital editions, numerous eConferences, webcasts, newsletters and physical events in the United States and Canada, and more. She has spoken and moderated at a number of industry events, including SC World Congress, SC Congress Canada, SC Magazine Roundtables, the RSA Conference, the Techno Security Conference and others. On her watch, SC Magazine has won more than 20 awards, including Magazine of the Year 2009, from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). Before her stint at SC Magazine, she worked for various newspapers and magazines in New England and the southern United States.

Most Recent Articles by Illena Armstrong

Take the ride: 25 years of covering IT security

Take the ride: 25 years of covering IT security

For this year's annual Reboot edition, we took the opportunity to look back not just on the last 12 months, but the last 25 years SC has been entrenched in the information security space.

Finding the right structure

Finding the right structure

Some experts contend that a reason for the seeming decline in IT security spend is that it is now becoming a pervasive part of everyday corporate operations.

Cash is king...for now

Cash is king...for now

A slide of a card at a POS system sure is convenient, but given last year's Target data theft and recent headlines about the Home Depot breach, some are questioning the safety of transactions.

In search of intelligence...

In search of intelligence...

The interruption of the cyberattack kill chain through the use of intelligence-driven security has been touted as the better way forward.

A long-overdue change

A long-overdue change

Debates about the dearth of women in IT security and, well, a lack of diversity in the field overall, seem to be edging our space closer and closer to some sort of tipping point.

More Articles by Illena Armstrong

Heart of darkness

Moving on up

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