With technology environments becoming increasingly complex and insider threats becoming more prevalent, CISOs and other leaders must be “constantly looking for controls that help secure our staff and the systems they touch, regardless of where they work,” said our panelists during a recent discussion.
Threat intelligence is becoming an increasingly critical part of a holistic cybersecurity strategy. But what is just as important is educating users and ensuring they’re empowered to act on it, said panelists Adam Zoller, Kim Alkire, and Chris Bowen during a recent discussion.
Managing a compliant cybersecurity shop is becoming increasingly difficult for CISOs, who often feel like they’re “being pulled in different directions,” according to our panelists. During a recent discussion, they talked about what it really takes to be prepared for audits.
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.”