The key to being a successful cybersecurity leader is to understand the business and mission, said Jeffrey Vinson, Chief Cyber & Information Security Officer at Harris Health System. “You have to understand what the core outcomes are supposed to be, and make sure you’re moving toward them.”
“While technical expertise is crucial, soft skills are equally vital for a successful CISO,” according to Dennis Leber. In the first of this two-part series, he breaks down the key role security players play in “safeguarding critical assets while spearheading innovation and growth.”
Outside threats may grab the headlines, but attacks that come from within an organization pose perhaps the greatest risk, because “they already have a foot in the door,” said our panelists during a panel on mitigating inside threats. “It’s the insiders you have to be ready for.”
Contrary to popular belief, the various cybersecurity frameworks aren’t necessarily competing with each other, according to Nate Couture, CISO at The University of Vermont Health Network. In fact, “they result in very similar outcomes when all is said and done,” and in the case of HICP and NIST CSF, can be complementary to each other.
For cybersecurity leaders, learning “how to foster innovation while ensuring robust defenses against ever-evolving threats” has become quite the dilemma, according to Dennis Leber. In this piece, he identifies the key threats and shares advice on how to mitigate them.