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What Can We Learn From the ‘Global State of Information Security Survey 2018’?

In October 2018, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) released the latest edition of “The Global State of Information Security Survey.” For this report, the professional services firm surveyed over 9,000 leaders, including CEOs, chief financial officers (CFOs), chief information officer (CIOs) and chief information security officers (CISOs), from 122 cou
Publish At:2017-11-02 13:10 | Read:3688 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Management Chief Information Officer (CIO) Chief Inform

Don’t Panic! Create a Winning Cybersecurity Strategy to Preserve CISO Sanity

Stress comes with the territory for chief information security officers (CISOs). As noted by Medium, the job is unpredictable, with “long periods of preparing, watching, waiting, punctuated by periods of high stress and occasional bruising.” As both vendors and cyberthreats proliferate, finding a balance between an effective cybersecurity strateg
Publish At:2017-10-31 05:50 | Read:2561 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Automation C-Suite Chief Information Security Officer (

Security Awareness Training Is a Team Effort

A security awareness program is a critical part of any security strategy. It is not enough to simply hold everyone in the organization accountable. Chief information security officers (CISOs) must first train employees to practice proactive, conscientious security behaviors by convincing them that security affects them directly, not just the business. Buildi
Publish At:2017-10-31 05:50 | Read:2639 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Cybersecurity

Your Security Awareness Program Stinks. Here’s Something You Can Do About It

If you ask a group of technology and business professionals to rank the most important parts of their security program, awareness and training will undoubtedly land in the top three. After all, many breaches start with users and, on the flip side, can be prevented by users. It’s all about setting expectations. Unfortunately, many such attempts fall fla
Publish At:2017-10-22 05:00 | Read:1937 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Cybersecurity

Don’t Let Organizational Politics Derail Security Initiatives

Information security is vastly complex, both technically and from a governance, risk and compliance (GRC) perspective. When workplace politics come into play, security best practices become more complicated and risk management is weakened significantly. Security professionals commonly meet resistance when they attempt to implement IT initiatives that do not
Publish At:2017-10-22 05:00 | Read:2392 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO C-Suite Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Execu

The CISO’s Guide to Minimizing Health Care Security Risks

In an ever-changing, dynamic threat landscape, a chief information security officer (CISO) in the health care sector must have knowledge in multiple areas and understand that data breaches have severe repercussions that affect employees, patients and the organization at large. To respond effectively to health care security risks, a CISO must possess well-rou
Publish At:2017-10-06 10:25 | Read:2856 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Health Care Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) H

Sink or Swim: Uniting the C-Suite, Sales and Security to Fight Advanced Cyberattacks

One of the most disturbing security trends over the last few years has been the rise of the meta attack. The scope of this type of attack is far larger and wider than a threat designed to achieve a specific goal. These advanced cyberattacks are so significant, in fact, that they could sink an entire organization if it doesn’t take the time to install l
Publish At:2017-10-06 10:25 | Read:2167 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Incident Response Risk Management Advanced Attacks Adva

Fasten Your Seat Belt: Accelerating Your Digital Transformation Through Collaboration

When I think about my family vacations from childhood, I remember camping trips, hours on the beach, sharing stories around the campfire and the fun my siblings and I used to have in the back seat of the car — jumping on each other, switching seats and hopping from the third row into the front seat. Half the fun was enabled by the fact that we had no seat be
Publish At:2017-10-04 21:35 | Read:2587 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO C-Suite Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Cyber

Six Key Traits of an Effective Cyber Risk Advisor

What makes a good cyber risk advisor? What skills do they need to help board directors address cybersecurity? According to a report by BayDynamics, board directors “may not be experts in security, but they do know how to steer a business away from risk and toward profit by listening to subject matter experts. However, they expect those experts to frame
Publish At:2017-09-29 11:52 | Read:3718 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Management Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Cy

Getting an Earful: Convincing Employees to Care About Network Security

Employees remain the biggest source of corporate cyber risk. According to the “IBM X-Force 2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index,” staff members are responsible for 60 percent of all digital attacks endured by enterprises. In most cases, there’s no malicious intent. Employees may subvert network security by opening infected email attachmen
Publish At:2017-09-29 11:51 | Read:2513 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Network Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Educa

How the Value Outweighs the Cost of Security

What is the cost of security in your company? Regardless of size, companies must prioritize the security of their business, customers, clients and partners. According to Forbes, Bank of America’s Chairman and CEO Brian Moynihan reported that the business spent $400 million on cybersecurity in 2015. He also noted that cybersecurity was the only sector w
Publish At:2017-09-26 09:56 | Read:1901 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Security Services Chief Information Security Officer (C

Vulnerabilities Across Verticals: Overcoming Industry-Specific Security Challenges

Every chief information security officer (CISO) faces ongoing threats to his or her company’s assets. While some threats apply to every industry, IT security specialists in the health care, financial services, and energy and utilities sectors need to pay more attention to industry-specific security risks. Although these threats are most prevalent in th
Publish At:2017-09-26 09:56 | Read:2199 | Comments:0 | Tags:Banking & Financial Services CISO Energy & Utility Health Ca

When Responding to a Data Breach, Cooperation Is Nine-Tenths of the Law

In recent years, several high-profile breaches involving customer data have led to long and costly litigations. These events demonstrated that data protection is more than just a cybersecurity concern. When responding to a data breach, legal teams have to work closely with the chief information security officer (CISO) to ensure that security policies, r
Publish At:2017-09-21 19:15 | Read:3092 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Incident Response Chief Information Security Officer (C

National IT Professionals Day: Recognizing the Saintly Patience of IT Workers

Sept. 19 is National IT Professionals Day, which got off the ground two years ago as a way to recognize and celebrate all the work, worry and downright wacky things that happen to IT professionals. For chief information security officers (CISOs), the event offers a chance to step back, take a hard look at teams and give credit where credit is due. With the i
Publish At:2017-09-19 12:00 | Read:3115 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO C-Suite Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Profe

No Time for Techno-Babble: Four Key Traits of Quality CISO Reports

Board directors have very little patience for technical jargon. Given the tremendous pressure executives are under to avoid headline-grabbing data breaches, CISO reports should align enterprise risks with their potential impacts on business objectives in terms that nontechnical board members can easily understand. An EY report titled “The Evolving Role
Publish At:2017-09-18 17:25 | Read:3651 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Risk Management C-Suite Chief Information Security Offi

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