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

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Security lessons from Target’s business transformation

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation serves guests at nearly 1,900 stores and at Target.com. Of all of the industries impacted severely by the pandemic, retail was one hit most drastically. Yet Target was one of those businesses that...

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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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Security Recruiter Directory

To find the right security job or hire the right candidate, you first need to find the right recruiter. CSO's security recruiter directory is your one-stop shop.

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Rockwell Automation CISO: Ransomware recovery a nightmare for OT

With 24,000 employees and customers in more than 100 countries, Rockwell Automation is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation. As industries rely more and more on operational technology (OT), they can be...

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The new math of cybersecurity value

An increasing number of CISOs are devising a new set of metrics to show how they’re impacting risk at their organizations.

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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.

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8 pitfalls that undermine security program success

Don’t let these easy-to-overlook mistakes trip up your security strategy.

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7 key data points on the cybersecurity skills shortage

The global cybersecurity skills shortage is as bad as it has ever been, and most organizations are feeling the pinch, new research finds. But cybersecurity professionals have many recommendations for addressing this situation.

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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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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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4 things you should know about cybersecurity pros

ESG/ISSA research report reveals that a strong cybersecurity culture really matters.

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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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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: 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.

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