Posts Tagged ‘vCISO’

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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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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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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A ransomware reality check for CISOs

The dilemmas organizations must deal with are dizzying: To pay a ransom or not? Will cyber insurance provide adequate shelter? What’s the role of government? Are new mandates and penalties on the horizon? How are adversaries evolving their tactics? To make sense of it all, let’s first focus on the adversaries and their playbook. Cyber […]

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CISO Interview Series: Investing in Frameworks, Humans, and Your Technical Skills

The journey for someone to the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) isn’t often straightforward. Take Sandy Dunn, for example. Per SailPoint, Sandy started as a paper delivery kid at 10 years old. She then worked her way through software sales, insurance, and even horses before becoming the CISO of a health insurance provider in Idaho. All […]

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Questions that help CISOs and boards have each other’s back

The ransomware threat posed by organized crime groups is considerable, and its impact can be devastating and threaten the entire business. This makes it imperative for boards to ensure the company has taken necessary cybersecurity precautions to resist the threat. Additionally, executives have seen the value of efficient infosec firsthand over the last eighteen months. […]

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The evolution of the modern CISO

The modern CISO The role of CISO first emerged as organizations embraced digital revolutions and began relying on new data streams to help inform business decisions. As technology continued to advance and became more complex, so too did threat actors who saw new opportunities to disrupt businesses, by stealing or holding that data hostage for […]

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Five signs a virtual CISO makes sense for your organization

Here are five signs that a virtual CISO may be right for your organization. 1. You have a lot to protect Companies produce more data than ever, and keeping track of it all is the first step to securing it. A virtual CISO can identify what data needs to be protected and determine the negative […]

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Twitter stepped up search to fill top security job ahead of hack

Search for a chief information security officer Twitter Inc had stepped up its search for a chief information security officer in recent weeks, two people familiar with the effort told Reuters, before the breach of high-profile accounts on Wednesday raised alarms about the platform’s security. Twitter said hackers had targeted employees with access to its […]

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Consider a Virtual CISO to Meet Your Current Cybersecurity Challenges | GRF CPAs & Advisors

By: Melissa Musser, CPA, CITP, CISA, Risk & Advisory Services Principal, and Darren Hulem, IT and Risk Analyst The COVID-19 crisis, with a new reliance on working from home and an overburdened healthcare system, has opened a new door for cybercriminals. New tactics include malicious emails claiming the recipient was exposed COVID-19, to attacks on…Read […]

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CISO Recruitment: What Are the Hot Skills?

CISO/vCISO Recruitment What are enterprises seeking in their next CISO – a technologist, a business leader or both? Joyce Brocaglia of Alta Associates shares insights on the key qualities What kinds of CISOs are being replaced? Brocaglia says that an inability to scale and a tactical rather than strategic orientation toward their role are two […]

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CISO or vCISO? The Benefits of a Contractor C-level Security Role

Read how a virtual chief information security officer (vCISO) can help you uplift a struggling information security program. Source: CISO or vCISO? The Benefits of a Contractor C-level Security Role Webinar: vCISO vs CISO – Which is the right path for you? CISO as a Service or Virtual CISO The Benefits of a vCISO Subscribe […]

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