Posts Tagged ‘CISO’

Former Uber CISO Conviction Affirmed by Trial Court

On January 11, 2023, presiding United States District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco denied the motion of Joe Sullivan, the former CISO of Uber, for a judgment of acquittal. The conviction arose from Sullivan’s agreement to pay attackers who breached the security of the online ride-sharing service and obtained personal information about thousands of […]

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CISO roles continue to expand beyond technical expertise

The research shows the CISO seat to be relatively industry-agnostic—with 84% of CISOs having a career history of working across multiple sectors—with today’s CISOs expected to bring more breadth of leadership to their role as they move away from being technical experts. “Today’s CISOs are taking up the mantle of responsibilities that have traditionally fallen solely […]

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Survey Reveals Limits of CISOs’ Management Experience

A global survey from recruitment firm Marlin Hawk that polled 470 CISOs at organizations with more than 10,000 employees found nearly half (45%) have been in their current role for two years or less. James Larkin, managing partner for Marlin Hawk, said that rate is slightly lower than the previous year when the same survey found 53% […]

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14 lessons CISOs learned in 2022

The coming new year is a good moment for chief information security officers to reflect upon what they’ve learned this year and how to apply this knowledge going forward. “If companies are not going to learn these lessons and mature their security practices, we will see increased scrutiny in audits and third-party risk assessments, and […]

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5 free resources from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security. CISA is in charge of enhancing cybersecurity and infrastructure protection at all levels of government, coordinating cybersecurity initiatives with American U.S. states, and enhancing defenses against cyberattacks. To assist businesses in enhancing their security capabilities, CISA offers free cybersecurity products […]

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How can CISOs catch up with the security demands of their ever-growing networks?

Vulnerability management has always been as much art as science. However, the rapid changes in both IT networks and the external threat landscape over the last decade have made it exponentially more difficult to identify and remediate the vulnerabilities with the greatest potential impact on the enterprise. With a record of 18,378 vulnerabilities reported by the […]

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CISOs, Security Leaders Eyeing Other Job Options

Nearly a third of CISOs or IT security leaders in the United States and the United Kingdom are considering leaving their current role, according to research by BlackFog. Of those considering leaving their current role, a third of those would do so within the next six months, according to the survey, which polled more than 500 IT […]

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How to deal with burnout when you’re the CISO

CISOs are working overtime and can’t always switch off from work, according to a recent Tessian report. Recent headlines have shown that security stakes have never been higher, and it’s likely this high level of pressure that’s causing 18% of security leaders to work 25 extra hours a week. That’s double the amount of overtime that they […]

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Want to be a CISO? Being technical is just one of the requirements

As data breaches’ financial and reputational costs continue to reach new heights, cybersecurity should be on top of mind for leadership across every industry. Recent Proofpoint research found that 65% of board members believe their organization is at risk of material cyber attack in the next 12 months. Worryingly, 47% feel their organization is unprepared to cope […]

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6 Things Every CISO Should Do the First 90 Days on the Job

Not too long ago, the role of chief information security officer was a purely technical position designed to help an organization overcome cybersecurity challenges. Today, however, the CISO role has evolved â€” growing both in responsibility and stature within a company. The CISO is now a critical member of the executive team, responsible for tying not only […]

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US-based CISOs get nearly $1 million per year

The role of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is a relatively new senior-level executive position within most organizations, and is still evolving. To find out how current CISOs landed in that role, their aspirations, the compensation they receive, and which risks they face and responsibilities they shoulder, analysts with international executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles have asked 327 […]

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Virtual CISOs Are the Best Defense Against Accelerating Cyber-Risks

A poor, permanent hire can be a very expensive error, whereas a mis-hire on a virtual CISO can be rapidly corrected. The cybersecurity challenges that companies are facing today are vast, multidimensional, and rapidly changing. Exacerbating the issue is the relentless evolution of threat actors and their ability to outmaneuver security controls effortlessly. As technology […]

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The CISO MindMap

The CISO MindMap (with Rafeeq Rehman) This episode features Rafeeq Rehman.  He discusses the need for a CISO Mindmap and 6 Focus Areas for 2022-2023: 1.  Re-evaluate ransomware defenses, detection and response capabilities, perform a business impact analysis and identify critical processes, applications and data. 2.  Reduce/consolidate security tools/technologies and vendors. More tools don’t necessarily reduce risk […]

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Questions a CISO should be able to answer

“Wise is not the one who knows all the answers but the one who knows what questions to ask” More than an article, this is a conversation starter for the CISO and his/her team: What are your answers for this list of essential question that any information security department must deal with? Obviously there are […]

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7 threat detection challenges CISOs face and what they can do about it

Security operations (SecOps) teams continue to be under a constant deluge of new attacks and malware variants. In fact, according to recent research, there were over 170 million new malware variants in 2021 alone. As a result, the burden on CISOs and their teams to identify and stop these new threats has never been higher. But in […]

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The CISO as brand enabler, customer advocate, and product visionary

Just over a quarter-century ago, the first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) was minted in the financial vertical, and everyone lived happily ever after. The End. If only this story was that simple and straightforward! The CISO role has never been cut-and-dry. Despite its longevity, this role is still in its adolescence – full of promise, mostly […]

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CISO mind map

Rafeeq Rehman CISO MindMap 2021: What do InfoSec professionals really do?  The CISO Evolution: Business Knowledge for Cybersecurity Executives

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How the CISO has adapted to protect the hybrid workforce

Many organisations have been considering a network transformation initiative to support the adoption of SaaS, cloud-based applications, and an increasingly remote workforce. Given the connectivity needs of a remote workforce – and knowing a hybrid workforce is here to stay – many IT teams have had to make sudden changes in the way workers connect […]

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CISO guide to bolstering cyber defenses

Why CIOs Should Report to CISOs – If the CISO is responsible for the security of the organization, then that same person also should be responsible for both security and IT infrastructure. CISO Desk Reference Guide: A Practical Guide for CISOs

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A CISO’s guide to discussing cybersecurity with the board

To get the assets needed for CISOs to properly do their jobs, business leaders need to invest time, attention, and money in cybersecurity. Here are helpful ways that CISOs can discuss cybersecurity with their C-suite and board members. Work your way to the table As a newer role within organizations, CISOs may not yet be […]

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