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Laura Deaner, CISO, Northwestern Mutual
Bill Hunkapiller, Chief Information Security Officer, Florida State University

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4 steps to protect the C-suite from business email compromise attacks

Preventing top executives from becoming BEC victims requires a different approach. Putting the risk in business terms is key.

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New US CISO appointments, September 2021

Keep up with news of CSO, CISO, and other senior security executive appointments.

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Seven strategies for building a great security team

The dangers of a dysfunctional security team are easy to imagine, ranging from difficulty attracting and retaining talent to putting your organization at risk. These seven steps can make a world of difference.

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How CISOs and CIOs should share cybersecurity ownership

CISOs and CIOs weigh in on how their cybersecurity responsibilities are evolving with changes in the business environment and threat landscape.

Joanna Burkey, CISO, HP

HP CISO Joanna Burkey: Securing remote workers requires a collaborative approach

New research finds 91% of IT teams feel pressure to compromise cybersecurity for WFH business continuity. HP CISO Joanna Burkey urges security leaders to tackle workforce IT conflicts to secure the remote and hybrid workplace.

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Data sovereignty laws place new burdens on CISOs

More than 100 countries now require data on their citizens be stored or processed within their boundaries, presenting new data protection challenges.

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CISOs’ 15 top strategic priorities for 2021

Mitigating third-party risk, baking security into the development process, defending against ransomware attacks, keeping pace with digital transformation efforts—these are just a few things that are top-of-mind for CISOs today.

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Recent shadow IT related incidents present lessons to CISOs

Employee use of unauthorized applications and services have resulted in high-profile data losses and exposure. CISOs need to understand why shadow IT exists before they can address it.

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7 tips for better CISO-CFO relationships

A successful CISO/CFO relationship will help ensure an organization has the right resources for its risk profile.

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Real IT leadership: Selling the transformative dream

It's one thing to cook up a great new initiative, but making it happen requires powers of persuasion, solid partnerships, and access to genuine technical insight.

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CISO job satisfaction: Finding meaning in the mission

The top security job is highly stressful and sometimes thankless, but it can also provide great satisfaction—especially for mission-driven CISOs.

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CISOs: Do you know what's in your company’s products?

CISOs need to take a more direct role in the operations side of the business to help build security in by design.

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8 biases that will kill your security program

CISOs and their security teams often hold cognitive biases that get in the way of making the right risk management and incident response decisions. Here are eight of the most common to avoid.

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How long-term hybrid work is changing security strategies

CISOs across industries are revisiting the stopgap security tools and the temporary policies they enacted to quickly enable remote work to replace them with stronger permanent solutions. But the old rules no longer apply.

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Cybersecurity salaries: What 8 top security jobs pay

IT security is of major concern to all organizations, and they're willing to pay to get top talent. Are you being paid what you are worth? Take a minute to check.

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6 resume mistakes CISOs still make

The top security job has evolved from a technology-focused role into an executive position. Does your resume reflect that shift?

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Cybersecurity industry reacts as antivirus pioneer John McAfee found dead

McAfee was found dead in a Spanish prison cell after a suspected suicide. He was due to be extradited to the US to stand trial for tax evasion and money laundering.

Jason Lee, Chief Information Security Officer, Zoom

CISO Jason Lee on Zoom's response to its pandemic security challenges

A year into his role, Lee discusses how he and Zoom's security team addressed security and privacy issues amid rapid growth and public scrutiny.

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