A CISO's Guide to Log Management for Cybersecurity

In today’s highly interconnected worlds, CISOs face a dual challenge: protecting data and reporting to the Board of Directors. Log management has long been a tool in the CISO’s back pocket, helping gain insight into potential security issues. However, the rise of cloud-based infrastructures changes this, making log management increasingly difficult.


As security practitioners, we all have things we want to be able to tell our CISO’s. We need to tell them we need more money, more headcount, we need to be able to tell them their baby (security program) is ugly. Everyone wants the ear of a CISO for the dollars they control. We just want their ear to help them understand what’s really going on in the industry and in their organization.

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.

Is Your Security Practice Aligned With Business Outcomes ?

Security is now a top priority for businesses worldwide. One of the highlights of my work at Splunk is when I host Splunk’s CISO Customer Advisory Board meetings with security leaders representing Fortune 500 and mid-sized enterprises from all industries. These strategic meetings focus on top of mind issues for CISOs and key market trends.

The CISO's 2018 Resolution: Security Orchestration and Automation

It’s that time of the year again when we set resolutions to create better communities and selves. Many of us will resolve to do more and to do better, and, for a time, we will. With most resolutions, however, human nature inevitably sets in. We fall back to our old habits, while that new treadmill starts to gather a layer of dust.