BlackHat 2012: Dwayne Melancon Key Takeaways

Monday, August 13, 2012

Article by Cindy Valladares

As hundreds of security professionals and hackers congregated at the 2012 BlackHat conference in Las Vegas, Anthony M. Freed, from Infosec Island, covered the event and met up with some key attendees. Freed met up with Tripwire’s CTO, Dwayne Melancon, to find out key takeaways from this year’s event.

Melancon notes a key finding that “Hackers are always looking for outliers…and the key is to have a way to evaluate your systems and security posture continuously and be able to react pretty quickly.” What else can businesses learn from hackers? Check out this video to find out!


Melançon owns a critical role in driving and evangelizing the company's global overall product strategy. He brings over 25 years of security software experience, and is responsible for leading the company's long term product strategy to meet the evolving data security needs of global enterprises.

Melançon joined Tripwire in 2000 and most recently served as Vice President of Products for Tripwire. He has spearheaded numerous initiatives during his tenure, including executive responsibility for business development, professional services and support, information systems and marketing.

Prior to joining Tripwire, Melançon held leadership roles at DirectWeb, Inc., Symantec Corporation and Fifth Generation Systems, Inc. He is certified on both IT management and audit processes, holding both ITIL and CISA certifications, and is a frequent speaker at national and regional industry events.

Cross-posted from Tripwire's State of Security

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