Why Should CISOs Care About XDR?

Credit to Author: Ed Cabrera (Chief Cybersecurity Officer)| Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:40:18 +0000

We have been collectively saying in our industry for the last 15-20 years that a layered approach to your security stack is a “best practice,” but as with all best practices, these are ideals rather than reality for so many charged with protecting their organizations. The vast majority of CISOs are saddled with legacy operating…

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Beyond The Standard CISO Cloud Security Guide

Credit to Author: Ed Cabrera (Chief Cybersecurity Officer)| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:53:11 +0000

Verizon recently released a 5 step process for evaluating cloud security products and services to inform purchase decisions. That’s a fantastic tool for buyers to have. This is especially helpful because cloud discussions are almost always driven by business objectives to satisfy a cost and or productivity problem. The CISO has to come in and…

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Making the case: How to get the board to invest in higher education cybersecurity

Credit to Author: Joan Goodchild| Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 17:31:00 +0000

CISOs working in institutions of higher learning have their own considerations when communicating with the board about risk management. One of the top security officials at Boston College offers his takeaway on what it takes to get board buy-in on campus.

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Making the case: How to get the board to invest in government cybersecurity

Credit to Author: Joan Goodchild| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 16:00:00 +0000

CISOs are increasingly tapped to communicate with the board and executive management about security. Here’s what government officials need to know for success.

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A Chief Security Concern for Executive Teams

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:23:10 +0000

Virtually all companies like to say they take their customers’ privacy and security seriously, make it a top priority, blah blah. But you’d be forgiven if you couldn’t tell this by studying the executive leadership page of each company’s Web site. That’s because very few of the world’s biggest companies list any security executives in their highest ranks. Even among top tech firms, less than half list a chief technology officer (CTO). This post explores some reasons why this is the case, and why it can’t change fast enough. KrebsOnSecurity reviewed the Web sites for the global top 100 companies by market value, and found just five percent of top 100 firms listed a chief information security officer (CISO) or chief security officer (CSO). Only a little more than a third even listed a CTO in their executive leadership pages.

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