John Petrie

Opinions expressed by ICN authors are their own.

John Petrie is Chief Information Security Officer of NTT Security, responsible for information security strategy and security program management. Prior to NTT Security, Jon held senior information security and consulting roles at IBM, Harland Clarke Holdings Corp, and the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.

A graduate of the Defense Intelligence College, he maintains ties to the intelligence community as a charter member of the Marine Corps Intelligence Association.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of John Petrie and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Vetting third-party IT security partners

Sophistication of cyberthreats – combination of independent hacker organizations and state actors

Sophistication of cyberthreats – combination of independent hacker organizations and state actors

In the same way network security tools are developed and released, cyber criminals can pick up a wide inventory of tools that can make it easy for those who don’t have a technical background to launch a cyberattack.

Dealing with a shortage of information security and IT skill sets

Dealing with a shortage of information security and IT skill sets

There is no question that there is a shortage of data security, information security, and cybersecurity skill sets across the globe.

Supporting business transformations – mergers and acquisitions

Supporting business transformations – mergers and acquisitions

Often, a CISO and security is not part of the planning process for a merger or acquisition. In the fast pace of executing a business deal, security details and priorities can be overlooked.

Aligning security with changing business strategy, goals and objectives

Aligning security with changing business strategy, goals and objectives

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) need to align security concerns to the enterprise’s changing business strategy, goals and objectives.

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