Mary K. Pratt

Contributing writer

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

Arm’s vulnerability management program has legs

Collective resilience: Why CISOs are embracing a new culture of openness

Collective resilience: Why CISOs are embracing a new culture of openness

CISOs are finding value in information sharing among trusted, vetted sources. Here’s how they are maximizing the intelligence gathered from these channels.

Lockheed’s Teresa Merklin: There’s no such thing as a quick fix

Lockheed’s Teresa Merklin: There’s no such thing as a quick fix

Forget the silver bullet; focus on cyber resiliency, advises the Lockheed Martin fellow.

Aligning security strategy with ESG objectives: The next big issue for CISOs

Aligning security strategy with ESG objectives: The next big issue for CISOs

As interest in environmental, social, and governance issues increases among investors, business partners, consumers, and employees, CISOs will need to shape their security and risk strategies to align with the organization’s ESG...

TIAA boosts cybersecurity talent strategy with university partnership

TIAA boosts cybersecurity talent strategy with university partnership

CISO Tim Byrd teams up with New York University Tandon School of Engineering to create a new educational pathway for TIAA employees.

Cybersecurity spending trends for 2022: Investing in the future

Cybersecurity spending trends for 2022: Investing in the future

As security budgets continue to rise, where is the money going? Recent surveys offer insight into CISO spending for the year ahead.

JetBlue CISO Tim Rohrbaugh on putting threat intelligence at the center

JetBlue CISO Tim Rohrbaugh on putting threat intelligence at the center

Understanding threat actors and the tactics they use informs how Rohrbaugh develops his cybersecurity strategy, allocates resources, and leads his team.

Security priorities for 2022: Advancement, not revolution

Security priorities for 2022: Advancement, not revolution

Security leaders say their priorities reflect security needs due to recent shifts in their organization’s IT and business environments, a changing threat landscape, and emerging risks.

Avery Dennison overhauls DLP program in enterprise-wide effort

Avery Dennison overhauls DLP program in enterprise-wide effort

The company’s DataSafe initiative marries technology improvements and a new enterprise-wide security mindset.

California state CISO: the goal is “operating as a whole government”

California state CISO: the goal is “operating as a whole government”

Partnerships with other state entities elevate security capabilities and enhance information sharing to provide better security overall, says California state CISO Vitaliy Panych.

How CISOs escape the cost center trap

How CISOs escape the cost center trap

Even as the CISO role is becoming more business-focused, in many organizations the notion of security as purely a cost center persists. Here’s how savvy CISOs can turn that around.

GitHub’s Mike Hanley: Today’s CISOs have to be out talking to customers

GitHub’s Mike Hanley: Today’s CISOs have to be out talking to customers

As the CISO role expands beyond conventional expectations, what it takes to be successful in the role is also changing, with customer focus and having a deep understanding of business context at the center, says GitHub CSO Mike Hanley....

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