Reinventing Asset Inventory for Security – Ed Rossi – ESW #235
Security teams relying on asset inventory from their IT counterparts can be a challenge due to a lack of security context for assets. This gap can lead to missed opportunities to identify and fix asset-centric issues like EOL or unauthorized software that they can address even before running their vulnerability management program. Ed will discuss the role asset inventory plays in your overall security strategy. This will include the importance of security context for IT assets, which teams benefit from the information, how to identify and assess the health of critical databases and how to effectively implement a cybersecurity asset management practice.
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Ed Rossi is an experienced product management leader with over 20 years in the IT Asset Management and Software Asset Management space. He recently joined Qualys as Vice President, Product Management, focused on Asset Inventory & Discovery. Ed spent six years at Flexera Software, leading the product team driving their ITAM & SAM offerings and concentrating on helping clients manage their technology investment from on-premises hardware and software to SaaS & Cloud Infrastructure. Previously, Ed was with IBM, where he focused on IT Asset Management, Discovery & Service Management products across several roles. Ed is passionate about the need for strong visibility across the IT ecosystem to support a strong IT Security program and to manage assets more effectively in an increasingly complex technological world.