Why Secure DevOps is the New Sheriff in Town

We’ve listened to the pain points of CISOs around the country, many of whom say managing an effective application security program often feels like trying to survive in the Wild West. It’s a great metaphor. You’ve got cowboys and gunslingers and outlaws. There are open frontiers and endless opportunities for pioneers.


The New Normal: Organizations Need Security Leaders More Than Ever

The world is changing at a pace not seen in modern history. Security leaders, including chief information security officers (CISOs), face new security challenges as well as opportunities. As COVID-19 drives workers to look for new ways to live and work, organizations must be proactive. The ‘new normal’ may seem scary at first, but savvy CISOs who see beyond tactical changes to the threat landscape can capitalize on opportunities.


Why cybersecurity needs a seat at the table

A shift has occurred in the bastion of corporate hierarchy in the last few decades that has fundamentally changed how organizations operate. This shift started about sixteen years ago in 1994 with Citibank/Citigroup. After suffering a cybersecurity incident, they created the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO); a role which has only grown in prominence since.


Sporact - A case management tool for CISOs

Organizations with understaffed security operations team and small budgets often find themselves struggling with ways to mitigate cyberattacks. The challenge is even greater since cyberattacks come at machine speeds and are often made using novel, ingenious methods. Such organizations can now seek respite from SOAR - Security Orchestration, Automation and Response.


Why PAM Should Be a CISO's Top Priority

Privileged access management (PAM) consists of strategies and technologies for exerting control over the elevated (“privileged”) access and permissions for users, accounts, processes and systems across an IT environment. By implementing an appropriate level of privileged access controls, PAM helps organizations condense their organization’s attack surface and prevent, or at least mitigate, the damage arising from external attacks as well as from insider wrongdoing or negligence.


Leadership Through Security: The Changing Role of the CISO

The traditional career path for a chief information security officer (CISO) is fairly straightforward. An individual begins their career in IT but ultimately moves to security after demonstrating a security mindset. Once established within the ranks of information security, the professional receives promotion after promotion until they attain the title of CISO.


Modern Skills for Modern CISOs: Your Questions Answered

Sometimes your best intentions are thwarted by technology. That was the case when Thom Langford and I attempted to do a Q&A session after our webinar “Modern Skills for Modern CISOs.” Unfortunately, the session ended before we got the chance to answer the questions that the audience had submitted. The silver lining is that we had the chance to write our answers thoughtfully instead of answering them on the spot.