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CISO in Software, 51 - 200 employees
Worst tech company... Maybe hydroxychloroquine, is that considered tech? I don't think it ever worked, but I'll call it out.
VP, Chief Security & Compliance Officer in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
I think I have a challenge summarizing one. I would say it's the tech companies that just don't evolve, and don't evolve at the pace of the change in technology in the threat landscape. I'm not going to name some of those major antivirus companies, but I think companies that just don't reflect the world that we live in, are maybe not the best.
Chief Information Security Officer in Healthcare and Biotech, 501 - 1,000 employees
I don't want to name the worst company by itself. Maybe I'll take a safer approach, and name the product instead. WebInspect is delivered by HP. It does dynamic and security testing. They're kind of a penetration testing appliance, in simple terms. This product was the bane of my existence when I was in ServiceNow, just given the lengthy reports that it provided. I had to go through each slide, and figure out what exactly the finding is.
VP, Director of Cyber Incident Response in Finance (non-banking), 10,001+ employees
I struggle to think of what something like that would be. My current disenfranchisement is really with media in general. I watch both sides. Somewhere the truth is in the middle. They're trying to drive ratings, because they're for profit companies. I'm not against anybody making money, but I feel like they'll slant the message. If they don't like somebody else's side, they will do everything they can to tarnish it, and never say a nice word about the other side. It's just frustrating to try and get a straight news story out of anybody without any bias.
Sr. Director of Enterprise Security in Software, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
It's so hard to say the worst tech company. You've got tech companies that are sort of dinosaurs. They did one thing great 20 years ago and they didn't evolve. But they were once great. What do you do? I've also been at terrible startups, but man, that didn't stop me from working 16 hours a day and everybody else I worked with giving 100% to make it happen too. So much of it's about timing. Sometimes it's luck. I love to look back at companies and be like, who thought shipping 40 pound bags of dog food was a good tech startup idea? Well now I don't leave the house. I order everything on Amazon. Amazon brings me my dog food now. Maybe it was a great idea, it was just a little bit ahead of its time.” Anyone remember Webvan? They'll deliver all your groceries to you. Right? And that thing crashed and burned. Now it's like, I haven't been to a grocery store in months. Someone else shops and brings it to me. Maybe everything's a great idea, it just depends on when people had it.
President and National Managing Principal in Software, 501 - 1,000 employees
My son is 12. My least favorite technology is probably the parental controls utilities. Because I cannot, for the life of me find one that's perfect. I'm on Qustodio now, which is still just, okay. I'm convinced he knows how to hack it. The windows controls are horrible. He's constantly bypassing those. Or it's shutting down his ability to do schoolwork. If there's a category of tech that I curse the most at, it's probably something associated with parental controls.
VP, Director of Cyber Incident Response in Finance (non-banking), 10,001+ employees
I've spent a fair amount of time looking for good parental controls. First of all, I absolutely agree. There's none that work the way that I want them to. It's one of those things where it's security in depth, parental control in depth.
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CISO in Software, 51 - 200 employees

I tried a bunch of them too. I ended up getting the Eero Pro for my house. There's all kinds of controls on that, but the only thing is they have to be at your house, which isn't a problem this last year. That works pretty good too. Except, when I can't get to YouTube for this thing I need, right?

President and National Managing Principal in Software, 501 - 1,000 employees

Once he went to middle school, he got a phone. I kind of had to follow him a little bit too. The Apple stuff doesn't really have many capabilities.

CEO in Services (non-Government), Self-employed
I would have to say, because I've been inside the company and written code for them and done a lot of work around them, I would have to say Microsoft as the worst. I just don't find them all that savvy in some ways.Maybe now things have changed, it's been a couple of years. I see a lot of changes, but I just think that they're going after a very large market in private cloud and industrial cloud, that they're not going to be able to... They'll take a lead maybe from the cloud position, but I wouldn't trust any of them in the sense of the security. It's just too easy to plug your way in.
Director of Technology Strategy in Services (non-Government), 2 - 10 employees
Would you define some of the entities who specialize in malware, particularly ransomware, as companies?

Because I would have to say them.

All the other candidates at least have a layer of (loosely) defined ethics.
Director of Information Security in Energy and Utilities, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
Any company that lacks transparency is pretty much on that list. The less transparent companies are the more the shady stuff is going on behind the scenes.

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