Articles tagged with: security

How to Properly Position the CISO for Success

How to Properly Position the CISO for Success

As I travel the U.S. and the world, I am frequently asked what the proper reporting structure is for the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). While it sounds cliché, the real answer is “it depends.” First, it is critical to understand the security goals for the organization and leadership’s perspective on security. Other factors such as company maturity, size, industry and the role you want the CISO to play should be considered. Only then can you determine if the CISO should report to the CEO, the CIO, the CRO, the CFO or some alternative reporting structure.

Position the CISO for Success, CISO, cybersecurity, security

5 Key Skills Every Incoming CISO Should Have

5 Key Skills Every Incoming CISO Should Have

CISO roles – both full-time and fractional – are on the rise. Their skills can help a growing organization enhance its security program, keep it on track, and guide in times of crisis and change. However, finding the right CISO can be tricky business, especially if this role is new to your organization. Here are the skills to look for when hiring your CISO.

CISO, cybersecurity, security

Avoid scoring a cyber security own goal this summer

Avoid scoring a cyber security own goal this summer

Cyber security is now an important part of our lives so, if you are travelling to the FIFA™ World Cup in Russia this summer, it’s understandable that you may be thinking about how best to secure your devices and key accounts.
cyber security, world cup, personal devices, security

What is next in cloud and data security for 2017?

What is next in cloud and data security for 2017?By Cloud Buzz on 29 December 2016
Big Data, Cloud Computing, Contributors, Digital Transformation, Security, data security
It has been a tumultuous year in data privacy to say the least – we’ve had a huge increase in data breaches, including some of the largest in history; an uncertain future when it comes to cybersecurity policies; new European regulations that have major implications for U.S. companies; and yet, business carries on. Despite all the challenges and risks, businesses will continue to move forward on digital transformation, cloud adoption and mobile adoption, all with an eye on cybersecurity.

These are the biggest trends that I see carrying us into 2017:

Network Security Requires More than Technology

Network Security Requires More than TechnologyBy Biz Tech Magazine on 28 December 2016
security, threat prevention, network management
The latest technology keeps pace with malicious attacks, but empowering employees remains the first line of defense.

Whether you’re working within a small practice or a large hospital system with 10,000 users, you need to worry about cybersecurity.

The “bad guys” — the people trying to break into your system — are getting more sophisticated every year. No one can stop every break-in. Instead, IT must keep an eye on how best to reduce the number of breaches and minimize the damage of successful hacks.

Solutions include a combination of available technology, but also point to the need to truly address the human factor in network security.