Clint Boulton

Senior Writer

Clint Boulton is a senior writer for CIO.com.

Why CISO is the hardest tech role to fill

Why CISO is the hardest tech role to fill

CISOs are hard to hire because there are far too few business executives with the right mix of business and technical chops. Also, companies aren’t exactly sure how much they’re willing to pay a CISO.

Whaling emerges as major cybersecurity threat

Whaling emerges as major cybersecurity threat

Fraudsters are using legitimate executive names and email addresses to dupe unsuspecting employees to wire money or sensitive documents to their accounts. The CTO of the Boston Celtics, for one, is fighting back.

Business leaders still in denial about cybersecurity threats
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Business leaders still in denial about cybersecurity threats

Many companies don’t see themselves as attractive targets for hackers. Matt Comyns, the global cybersecurity practice leader for recruiter Russell Reynolds Associates, begs to differ.

Faux phishing scheme shows how hacks unfold

Faux phishing scheme shows how hacks unfold

Security software maker Bitglass created a dummy online persona and proffered it on the Dark Web as a phishing scam payload to see what hackers would do with it. The robust activity on the account underscores the seriousness of...

CIOs wary of sharing cyber threat data

CIOs wary of sharing cyber threat data

CIOs are still lukewarm to the idea of sharing the cybersecurity threat information the U.S. government is requesting in its Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. Department of Homeland Security official Andy Ozment reassures IT...

5 biggest cybersecurity concerns facing CIOs, CISOs in 2016

5 biggest cybersecurity concerns facing CIOs, CISOs in 2016

Carl Leonard, a principal security analyst for Raytheon's Websense cybersecurity software unit, offers insight into the most serious threats CIOs and CISOs are likely to grapple with this year.

How the NSA uses behavior analytics to detect threats

How the NSA uses behavior analytics to detect threats

The CIO of the National Security Agency says analytics protect the U.S. intelligence community’s private cloud system from internal and external threats.

CISO proposes cybersecurity co-op to fend off hackers

CISO proposes cybersecurity co-op to fend off hackers

The CISO of Rockwell Automation thinks a cybersecurity co-operative, comprised of top information security engineers from several companies, could serve as a salve to the talent shortage and also offer and an improvement over managed...

Need for cyber-insurance heats up, but the market remains immature

Need for cyber-insurance heats up, but the market remains immature

CIOs are scrambling to purchase cyber-insurance, but the need may be outpacing a market that continues to evolve in the face of significant cyberattacks.

Boards are getting more involved in cybersecurity, but is it enough?

Boards are getting more involved in cybersecurity, but is it enough?

Despite operating in a state of hyper vigilance regarding cybersecurity threats, board participation in such planning is at only 45 percent, according to 10,000 executives surveyed by PwC.

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