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Tabletop exercises: Six sample scenarios

Tabletop exercises are a low-stress, high-impact way to test your plans for handling a crisis. Here are some tips for getting the most out of the process, plus six scenarios you can use to start your journey.

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CIO Think Tank Roadmap Report: Reinventing IT

As companies accelerate out of pandemic disruption, how can IT meet increasing demands — and reap unprecedented benefits? In a series of virtual roundtables, dozens of IT leaders offered key insights about the road ahead.

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8 things CISOs should be thinking about, but probably aren't

CISOs need to cover all the security bases. The problem is, some of the bases are easy to overlook.

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The CSO role today: Responsibilities and requirements for the top security job

The CSO is the executive responsible for the organization's entire security posture, both physical and cyber, and has the big picture view of the company's operational risk.

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What CISOs really want from security vendors

Less risk? Better security? Value for dollars spent? Check, check, and check. But of all the things CISOs want from security vendors, trusted partnership tops the list. Here's how leading CISOs find and foster those relationships.

CSO50 Winners 2021 [LOGO]

CSO50 2021 awards showcase world-class security strategies

Winners will be recognized at the annual CSO50 Conference + Awards taking place November 16-18, 2021.

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HP CISO seeks to transform cybersecurity

HP CISO Joanna Burkey sees a pivot to business partnership as vital for cybersecurity’s success. Inspiring women to join the sector is essential to this shift.

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Creating a multicloud security architecture: IDG's CIO Think Tank

IDG convened 30 senior IT executives as part of our CIO Think Tank Program to explore key opportunities and challenges with multicloud – including security issues IT leaders face in building a true multicloud architecture. Join us as...

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How to write a cyberthreat report executives can really use

As savvy CISOs know, a well-crafted and well-timed cyberthreat report can help executives grasp what’s happening in the world of cybersecurity—and it just might replace those late-night phonecalls.

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Strategies for elevating security to an evergreen business priority

PwC Chief Information and Technology Officer James Shira is an expert on managing security's big picture. With the growing focus on risk management from boards and senior leadership, James shares advice on keeping security and risk...

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What is IAM? Identity and access management explained

IAM products provide IT managers with tools and technologies for controlling user access to critical information within an organization.

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Top 5 skills a SOC analyst needs

Whether building a new security operations center or revamping an existing one, staffing it with analysts that are equipped with these skills should be priority number one.

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Attracted to disaster: Secrets of crisis CISOs

In the aftermath of a security incident, new CISOs are often appointed to take over and lead through the chaos. Here are the skills and traits experts say these crisis CISOs need—and how to prepare yourself to rise to the occasion.

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Women IT leaders reset the CIO-CISO relationship

AvidXchange CIO Angelic Gibson and CISO Christina Quaine are bridging the gap between IT and security by drawing on their experiences as women rising the ranks in IT.

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How the Lift mentoring program gives women in cybersecurity a leg up

The Executive Women's Forum's Lift program connects mentees working in information security, risk management, and privacy with mentors who can help them blaze their own trails. For individuals in the program, the career impact can be...

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Does it matter who the CISO reports to?

Reporting relationships are more than lines on an org chart, they're lines of authority. Ultimately, who the CISO reports to may say more about an organization's maturity than it does about an individual's effectiveness.

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7 critical IT policies you should have in place

Putting a framework of IT policies that should be the foundation of every company's security plan.

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16 technology winners and losers, post-COVID

The coronavirus crisis has shaken up business as usual, with some IT strategies and tools rising to the occasion and others in line for a rethink or tough recovery post-pandemic.

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