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The CISO Job and Its Short Tenure

[Posted on Behalf of Gary Hayslip,  CISO Softbank Investment advisor]



Recently, I have written and spoken on the subject of CISO burnout. I have stated my belief that the job is maturing so fast, it's harming many of the security professionals who serve in its varied positions. While speaking about this subject and the importance of self-care for security professionals to manage their stress, I also found another topic that is of great…

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Added by CISO Platform on June 17, 2020 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Intel Designs Chips to Protect from ROP Attacks

Intel comes late to the game but will be delivering an embedded defense for Return Oriented Programming (ROP) types of cyber hacks. I first blogged about this back in Sept…

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Added by Matthew Rosenquist on June 17, 2020 at 2:19am — No Comments

Are you working from home?

[Posted on Behalf of Pushkal Mishra, AVP IT & CISO HDFC ERGO Health Insurance Ltd.]
While the world is battling with COVID-19, Information security professionals have a double duty to do.



1. Take all the precaution to keep the Coronavirus away on the personal front



2. Manage the IT risks that come along while facilitating Work From Home (WFH) for the organizations they work for



Let’s focus on point No. 2 here. With COVID-19, the…
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Added by CISO Platform on June 15, 2020 at 8:10pm — No Comments

AI in Cybersecurity? Closing In

[Posted on Behalf of Steve King, Director, Cybersecurity Advisory Services at Information Security Media Group (ISMG) ]

"AI Needs to Understand How the World Actually Works"

On Wednesday, February 26th, Clearview AI, a startup that compiles billions of photos for facial recognition technology, said it lost its entire client list to hackers.



The company then quickly stated that it has patched the unspecified flaw…

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Added by CISO Platform on June 15, 2020 at 6:18pm — No Comments

METT-T for the Information Security Leader

[Posted on Behalf of Dennis Leber Cybersecurity Executive | CISO | Board Member | Educator | Speaker | Author ]

METT-T is an acronym for planning patrol mission utilized by the US Marine Corps. This acronym is also very useful when applied to planning Information Security.



Let 's take a look at each part, and apply that to our Information Security.



M is Mission; the mission is at the…

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Added by CISO Platform on June 15, 2020 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Growing at the rate of Learning

[Posted on Behalf of Subbu Iyer, Founder & chief designer architect  Hreemm] 

An emperor was once gifted two baby peregrine falcons. These species are known for their speed and predatory skills. He summoned the best trainer in his kingdom and handed them over to see them achieve their potential. After two months, the trainer demonstrated one of the falcons to have achieved its zenith in skills but the second one refused to leave the tree. The trainer lamented…

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Added by CISO Platform on June 15, 2020 at 5:58pm — No Comments

I’m a CISO, what’s next?

 [Posted on Behalf of Gary Hayslip CISO Softbank Investment advisor]



Over the years in my career, I have heard some variation of this question from many of my peers. Usually, the discussion starts over a cold beverage as we catch up and discuss how our current roles and the companies we work for have issues, note to the reader everyone has issues, and that leads to the inevitable “now what, is there something else?” Basically, they have…

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Added by CISO Platform on June 15, 2020 at 5:56pm — No Comments

No Margin for Error: Inside the Mind of an Accomplished Hacker

[Posted on Behalf of Steve King, Director, Cybersecurity Advisory Services at Information Security Media Group (ISMG) ]

Why did the CapitalOne hacker do what she did?



Following forensic analysis related to the Capital One breach, a spokesperson for the bank claimed that the data has not been compromised for fraudulent or monetary purposes, saying, "Based on our analysis to date, we believe it is unlikely that the information was…

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Added by CISO Platform on June 15, 2020 at 5:32pm — No Comments

COVID-19: How To protect Organizations from Cyber Attack using iSOC

Lets talk on why we need iSOC in the COVID situation. 

Enterprises are moving towards a different working organization due to Covid19 pandemic situation - major part of employees within the organization are bound to work remotely, which is increasing their exposure to security threats including phishing, hacking, adware & malware attacks, e-mail & application vulnerabilities etc.

Means the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a surge in cybercrime, and moreover attackers use…

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Added by MUKESH KUMAR BANSAL on June 14, 2020 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on COVID-19 Business Impact

Leadership requires dealing with ambiguous situations.  The ability to adapt to unforeseen crisis events is a crucial skill for cybersecurity and strategy professionals.  Nobody saw Covid-19 coming a year ago, yet as it has swept across the globe it has impacted the world economy, disrupted longstanding business operations, and affected the everyday…

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Added by Matthew Rosenquist on June 14, 2020 at 10:34am — No Comments

Information Security Service Management (ISSM)

[Posted on Behalf of Dennis Leber Cybersecurity Executive | CISO | Board Member | Educator | Speaker | Author ]
It's time for IS Service Management

IT Service Management (ITSM) is nothing new to the Information Technology realm. I propose now is the time to apply Customer Service (Service Management) to Information Security programs.



According to a study by CIOinsights.com, ITSM improves the internal users experience, improves governance, and…
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Added by CISO Platform on June 11, 2020 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Coronavirus in the Dark

[Posted on Behalf of Steve King, Director, Cybersecurity Advisory Services  Information Security Media Group (ISMG) ]

So, yes. It is now very clear that the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and the concomitant investor panic leading to a rapid collapse of the global financial system along with predictable social behavior has created what the Chinese like to call “interesting times”.



The Pandemic is already in the process of…

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Added by CISO Platform on June 10, 2020 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Why does the world have to be the same again?

[Posted on Behalf of Subbu Iyer, Founder and chief Designer Hreemm]

Every other person is lamenting about world never ever going to be the same again. This of course references the current context of the Covid - 19 wringing its destruction on this planet. The most important truth we have to come to terms with is, the Covid - 19 did not seek to cause any destruction or kill people. We as a human race were in its way. Complacent and secure in our…

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Added by CISO Platform on June 10, 2020 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Expert Panel Discusses Cybersecurity in the New Normal

Watch panelists Chris Roberts, G. Mark Hardy, and Matthew Rosenquist at VShield 2020

I had the honor to be on a distinguished panel with the incredibly knowledgeable G. Mark Hardy and the infamous white-hat hacker Chris Roberts.  We discussed the evolution of cyber resilience, agility, and innovation in these troubling times. …

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Added by Matthew Rosenquist on June 10, 2020 at 12:00am — No Comments

Move to Cloud: A Chance to Finally Transform Security?

[Posted on Behalf of Anton Chuvakin, Security strategy chronicle , Google]

There is a lot of hilarity in how some organizations move to the cloud. Today, there are many stories of people who “lift and shift” during the migration. As a result, they bring pre-cloud tools and pre-cloud thinking along with them — and of course their pre-cloud problems. Hence, they miss their chance to improve when they migrate. Note that all this persists despite the fact that…

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Added by CISO Platform on June 9, 2020 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Universal Aspects of the Evolving CISO Role

[Posted on Behalf of Gary Hayslip,  CISO Softbank Investment advisor]

Currently, many of us security professionals are sheltered in place working from home, managing our security teams remotely as we help our organizations find their path forward in the new world COVID-19 has created. During this day-to-day grind, over the last eight weeks, I found time to discuss with peers how we believe our jobs as CISOs are adapting to meet the challenges of this…

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Added by CISO Platform on June 9, 2020 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Are you following the basics of security?

[Posted on behalf of Dinesh Kumar Aggarwal Founder | CISO | Architect | Cyber Security Practitioner | Information Security Blogger & Speaker]

Every year, cyber security scenario is perky with new technologies, trends and vendors and yet year after year, hackers are still ahead of the game. Why is this so? Are we following the basics of security? Instead of talking about new technologies and trends, let us focus on the very basics of the security…

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Added by CISO Platform on June 8, 2020 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Business Continuity Planning Made Simple

[Posted on behalf of Dennis Leber Cybersecurity Executive | CISO | Board Member | Educator | Speaker | Author ]

Business Continuity Planning (BCP) goes beyond Cybersecurity; however, cyber security leaders are often looked at to implement, lead, and design the BCP program.



BCP is the plan implemented when a disaster occurs. These disasters span natural disasters, cyber attacks, or simple power outages. Simply; the question is,…

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Added by CISO Platform on June 8, 2020 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Comparing Major Crises To COVID-19: A Teachable Moment

[Posted on behalf of Steve King Director, Cybersecurity Advisory Services at Information Security Media Group (ISMG) ISMG]

Lessons from past financial crises might prepare us for the long and short-term effects of COVID-19 on the economy and the Cybersecurity ecosystem. Or, not.



The Dot-Com Bubble (2000-2002):



Investors so eager to invest at any valuation in any internet company they ignored traditional…

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Added by CISO Platform on June 8, 2020 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Incident Response and coronavirus

[Posted on Behalf of Dinesh Kumar Aggarwal Founder | CISO | Architect | Cyber Security Practitioner | Information Security Blogger & Speaker]

Security Incident Response and and corona virus!



There are a lot of parallels between the lessons learned by the health agencies from the recent virus outbreak in China and how cyber security world should respond in case of an incident or security threat. On the surface the virus spread…

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Added by CISO Platform on June 8, 2020 at 5:22pm — No Comments

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