If anyone ever doubted the importance of thinking strategically about cybersecurity, laying the groundwork for expected future requirements, then the coronavirus pandemic will have made that clear, says Kerissa Varma, group CISO of Old Mutual Ltd., who offers lessons learned for being "truly resilient."
The past year has taught us much about resilience. But how do we update our tools and skills for the future? Vasu Jakkal, corporate vice president at Microsoft, discusses new, fundamental cybersecurity shifts and how our strategies for acquring skills and diversity must reflect them.
The mass migration to cloud has only added to the global cybersecurity gap, and John Yeoh, global vice president of research at the Cloud Security Alliance is among those calling for greater "diversity by design" as enterprises look to fill these roles.
One consistent theme in Andrea Szeiler’s career: She’s always been drawn to "the challenge." And in her roles as global CISO for Transcom and president of WITSEC, she’s currently tackling some meaningful ones.
CIO. Consulting CISO. Mentor. Activist on behalf of recruiting more women for cybersecurity and leadership. Jo Stewart-Rattray has filled many roles, and she has great insights to share with those who are starting or changing careers.
Deep-seated cultural issues are responsible for workplace inequality for women in cybersecurity, and recognizing unconscious biases is very important in remedying this issue, says Clare Johnson, partnerships and outreach manager at the University of South Wales in the U.K.
Her title says "information security," but Radian CISO Donna Ross considers herself more of a security risk officer. It's an important distinction that drives her approach to technology, leadership and communicating with senior leadership.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report describes new details emerging from the SolarWinds supply chain hack investigation. Also featured: A discussion of why security education is so crucial in 2021 and tips on how to retain security and operations center analysts.
The shortage of trained cybersecurity workers has substantially declined this year as many more individuals entered the field, says Clar Rosso, CEO of (ISC)², the U.S.-based nonprofit association that offers training to cybersecurity professionals.
She was deputy CIO at the White House and served as CISO at Xerox. Now, as deputy CSO at Mastercard, Alissa "Dr. Jay" Abdullah opens up on the accomplishments of her first year as well as new leadership techniques and strategies for refining talent and tools.
As CISO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Nancy Hunter has a defined role and priorities. But she also has a refined sense of responsibility for collaboration, mentoring and creating new career opportunities for women.
When it comes to the organization's overall security posture, which includes the technology stack but also incorporates elements such as procedures, processes and human behaviors, the confidence of the security professionals we interviewed was far from strong. In fact, 70% expressed some sort of dissatisfaction,...