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  • Tips from Top CISOs: Reporting to the Board - What Works? What Doesn’t?

    by Laura Robinson on February 12, 2018

    Cybersecurity is the number one agenda item for corporate boards in 2018 according to a recent survey of directors.[1] It’s no surprise that boards are focused on managing cybersecurity risks. Last year, a steady stream of headline-grabbing data breaches dealt a major blow to many companies’ earnings and valuations; some companies are still reeling from the impact. This year will also see the…

  • Just How Much Does Your CISO Mitigate Cybersecurity Risk? Perhaps Less Than You Think

    by Gib Sorebo on November 3, 2017

    About ten years ago, I listened to John Thompson, then the CEO of Symantec and now Chairman of the Board for Microsoft, deliver his keynote at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. While I don’t remember many details of his talk, one quote stood out. In making a comparison to cybersecurity, he said, “You don’t buy brakes to stop. You buy brakes to go fast.” After all, if you drove your car at a…

  • Having a CISO In Place Is No Longer An Option—It's a Business Reality

    by Tony Kontzer on June 6, 2017

    Talk about your double-edged swords. The fact that American companies continue to bring CISOs on board is evidence that IT security is rapidly evolving into an ever-more-important component of business success in the 21st century. But it also serves as the latest reminder of how far Corporate America has to go in fully grasping just how important protecting customer data and safeguarding consumer…

  • Ben's Book of the Month: Review of "CISO Desk Reference Guide: A Practical Guide for CISOs"

    by Ben Rothke on May 31, 2017

    While the classic prepare 3 envelopes joke revolves around a CEO, it’s quite appropriate for a CISO. For many CISO, their career path is a slow and steady one where they deliberately progress into that role. For others, they often quickly obtain the role due to a major security breach that requires that envelope #3 be opened. In the CISO Desk Reference Guide: A Practical Guide for CISOs (CISO DRG…

  • The Life of a CISO in the C-Suite

    by Alberto Yépez on May 31, 2017

    Nobody needs to tell CEOs today that they can ill afford to be exposed to sophisticated cyberattacks or that defense against these attacks is the responsibility of the C-suite. Therefore, it’s no surprise that chief information security officers (CISOs) are rapidly becoming integral parts of corporate leadership teams. Rising stature doesn’t make their job any easier, however, as they still face…

  • How Security Executives Can Feel Comfortable in The Boardroom and Server Room

    by Lior Div on May 25, 2017

    With security ranking as a top concern at every company, you’re likely to find CISOs and CSOs who are equally comfortable in the boardroom and the server room. Security leaders now play a role that goes beyond traditional security duties and encompasses contributing to critical elements of the business. To excel in these expanded positions, security leaders need more than IT acumen and a strong…

  • From Tech Expert to Boardroom Staple: The CISO Role is Evolving

    by Feris Rifai on May 18, 2017

    History is repeating itself. It may surprise you to learn that before Sarbanes Oxley passed in 2002, having a director that was a financial expert in the American corporate boardroom was not the norm. In fact, CFOs who were originally thought of as financial gatekeepers are more than ever before held accountable for the integrity, accuracy and traceability of the financial information presented…

  • The Mounting Case to Secure Access and Stop Career-Ending Breaches

    by James Stickland on May 16, 2017

    10 years ago, CIOs did not have a place of prominence at the C-Suite table. Today, that has changed in a major way as executives at every level across the enterprise are rethinking effective risk management solutions. In fact, there is such a need for leadership in this evolving role that the chief technology position has spawned many variations of itself, including CTO, CDO, CSO, CISO, etc. …

  • Rethinking the Approach to Cybersecurity

    by Bryce Boland on May 15, 2017

    Asian organizations have made significant progress on improving their cybersecurity over the past year. That’s the good news. Now the other side of that: FireEye research shows that Asia Pacific organizations face heightened threat levels. Due to geopolitical tensions and increasingly sophisticated criminal groups, the area’s threat activity isn’t likely to drop any time soon. Making matters…

  • Cybersecurity Spending: How Much is Enough?

    by Theresa Payton on May 11, 2017

    Any C-Suite Executive has asked the following question: Do I spend another dollar on cybersecurity instead of putting that money towards improving my customer’s experience? C-Suite Executives routinely turn this question over to my team for answers. A common theme that we report back is: cybersecurity as we know it is fundamentally broken. Technologies that were cutting-edge two decades ago are…

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