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Northwestern Mutual’s Laura Deaner: Resist the urge to solve stuff fast

Technologists want to “solve stuff really fast,” says Northwestern Mutual CISO Laura Deaner. But to cement their roles as business leaders, CISOs must take the time to understand the business and build a security strategy that solves...

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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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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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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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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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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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What IT leadership looks like in 2021

As IT leaders meet the challenges of the COVID era, only one thing is assured – more change is coming sooner than you think.

What it takes to become an information assurance analyst

This in-demand role calls for a rare combination of superior communication skills and security chops. Learn how one information assurance analyst landed his current job, the skills and training that helped him get there, and where his...

Fraud prevention: Improving internal controls

Internal fraud controls aren't fire-and-forget. Smart collaboration and ongoing improvement will help keep fraud in check. Here are the basics.

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How to write an information security policy

Learn the critical first step, why consensus is key, what to cover and how make your information security policy — and program — effective.

Red team versus blue team: How to run an effective simulation

Playing the role of an attacker can make your team better at defense. Learn how in our step-by-step guide to war gaming your security infrastructure — from involving the right people to weighing a hypothetical vs. live event.

How to survive (and thrive) in the CISO hot seat

The CISO role is more varied and more pressure-filled than ever. CSO Online looks at how you can be successful in a post where security incidents and management feuds can cost you your job.

Special report: platforms play big in the cloud

This latest report in our C-Suite 360 series takes a full-spectrum look at the opportunities and risks in cloud computing, offering up the expert information your organization needs to set its cloud strategy.

Research report: IT security's looming tipping point

Even as security draws board-level attention, many IT professionals give their organizations’ infosec practices low marks. This special report from CIO, CSO and Computerworld reveals how to tip the balance in the right direction.

The CSO identity management survival guide

This guide will help you communicate through the challenges of identity management, learn from success stories and discover the most valuable features of today's identity management tools.

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