Mary K. Pratt

Contributing Writer

Mary K. Pratt is a freelance writer based in Massachusetts.

The CISO’s newest responsibility: Building trust

Taking aim at the cybersecurity skills shortage: 5 approaches to closing the gap

Taking aim at the cybersecurity skills shortage: 5 approaches to closing the gap

Programs have emerged to draw professionals into the field and prepare them for jobs, but their task is daunting.

What it takes to be a transformational CISO

What it takes to be a transformational CISO

The skills and traits of effective change leaders.

Eli Lilly security finds strength in flexibility in WFH shift

Eli Lilly security finds strength in flexibility in WFH shift

CISO Meredith Harper shares the greatest challenges her organization faced in the wide-scale move to work-from-home and lessons learned that will outlast the pandemic.

10 value-adds that CISOs can deliver

10 value-adds that CISOs can deliver

Savvy security chiefs are generating returns for their organizations beyond enabling secure business operations. Here's how they do it.

Threat hunting explained: Taking an active approach to defense

Threat hunting explained: Taking an active approach to defense

Threat hunting is the practice of proactively searching for threats that are hiding in an organization's systems – before they attack.

How to make your security team more business savvy

How to make your security team more business savvy

CISOs are finding ways to inject more business skills into their teams through recruitment, training and staffing strategies that broaden workers’ horizons — strategies that they say are paying off with stronger security and better...

PCI compliance: 4 steps to properly scope a PCI assessment

PCI compliance: 4 steps to properly scope a PCI assessment

Although it might sound straightforward, scoping a PCI assessment can be a challenge even for experienced organizations. Experts offer their best advice for avoiding PCI missteps.

10 essential negotiation tactics CISOs should know

10 essential negotiation tactics CISOs should know

Lose that winner takes all mentality and build your negotiation muscle with advice from security leaders and negotiation experts.

Rethinking security hiring: How COVID-19 is changing talent acquisition

Rethinking security hiring: How COVID-19 is changing talent acquisition

Staffing needs remain high, forcing companies to adapt their recruiting and onboarding practices — often for the better.

The CISO's guide to securely handling layoffs

The CISO's guide to securely handling layoffs

Follow these 10 best practices to limit risks to your organization.

5 risk management mistakes CISOs still make

5 risk management mistakes CISOs still make

Cybersecurity is now a board-level issue, but many organizations still struggle to get security risk management right.

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