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Global Trends and Predictions 2022

Global Trends and Predictions 2022

2021 was a year we would like to forget when it comes to cyberattacks. Cyber criminals honed their craft by tapping advanced attack models while dramatically expanding their impact with a long list of successful attacks on the software supply chain. This panel discussion focuses on cybersecurity trends that emerged in 2021 as well as predictions on what we are likely to see on the cybersecurity front in 2022.

A Conversation with Jonathan Kimmitt

A Conversation with Jonathan Kimmitt

Jonathan Kimmitt has been at University of Tulsa (TU) for two decades—starting out as the help desk supervisor shortly after graduating. He moved into security when TU needed help on the Computer Security Response Team. Jonathan worked his way up to Chief Services Officer before becoming TU’s CISO—a role he has held for the 7+ years. His achievements include building and expanding the university’s IT Security Department while protecting students, systems, and 65,000 connected devices from cyber threats.

Cybercriminals Are Watching You; Are You Watching Them?

Cybercriminals Are Watching You; Are You Watching Them?

Today’s cybersecurity platforms are much more robust than they were even just a couple of years ago in terms of network visibility and identifying risks. Some of this is by necessity. As a larger fraction of the global workforce now works from home, “zero trust” strategies have replaced on-premises controls, enabling organizations to protect sensitive assets while providing greater remote access.

3 CISOs Discuss How To Select the Right Cyber Insurance

3 CISOs Discuss How To Select the Right Cyber Insurance

Cyber insurance has changed drastically over the past decade. The days of justifying why your organization needs cyber insurance and demonstrating cyber-insurance ROI are a distant memory. In recent years, the discussion around cyber insurance has gone from a small back-room discussion between individuals to involving multiple departments. Cyber insurance is no longer seen as a nice to have—it’s a must have.

The Dramatic Evolution of Cyber Insurance

The Dramatic Evolution of Cyber Insurance

Cyber insurance has changed drastically over the past decade. The days of justifying why your organization needs cyber insurance and demonstrating cyber-insurance ROI are a distant memory. In recent years, the discussion around cyber insurance has gone from a small back-room discussion between individuals to involving multiple departments. Cyber insurance is no longer seen as a nice to have—it’s a must have.

The Two Biggest Misconceptions About Zero Trust

The Two Biggest Misconceptions About Zero Trust

“Zero Trust” is a term on the tip of every CISO’s tongue. However, certain misconceptions about zero trust continue to circulate in the cybersecurity community and into board rooms. CISOs in turn must educate their senior executives and directors on what the term means and doesn’t mean. For example, there is no such thing as zero trust products. In addition, implementing zero trust does not make a system trusted. Identifying and dispelling these misconceptions are critical when deciding if a zero trust approach is right for your organization.

Women in Cyber

A Conversation With Juliet Okafor

A Conversation With Juliet Okafor

Juliet Okafor is a security culture curator, CEO, and founder of Revolution Cyber—the world’s only “security culture as a service” firm. She has extensive experience in sales, marketing, and cybersecurity. She is both an active board member and an attorney.
In this spirited interview, Anne Marie equates her cyber career path to a pretzel and tells an inspiring story about the importance of showing up. She also highlights two things vendors need to improve on, discusses the initiatives at Mastercard to stop cyber criminals, and shares the one quality you need if you want to make it in cybersecurity.

A Conversation with Anne Marie Zettlemoyer

A Conversation with Anne Marie Zettlemoyer

Anne Marie Zettlemoyer is the Vice President of Security Engineering and Divisional Security Officer at Mastercard. She is a cyber strategist with over 20 years of experience and has served as a trusted advisor for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, law enforcement and security vendors. Anne Marie holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and BAs in Accounting and Finance.

In this spirited interview, Anne Marie equates her cyber career path to a pretzel and tells an inspiring story about the importance of showing up. She also highlights two things vendors need to improve on, discusses the initiatives at Mastercard to stop cyber criminals, and shares the one quality you need if you want to make it in cybersecurity.

CISO BLOGS

Stagehand: S1 Episode 8

Stagehand: S1 Episode 8

Carl Timmons was given 24 hours to decide what he wanted to do. This was a tactic. Twenty four hours to sit alone and think about all the money he could want and the price he’d pay for it. And 24 hours to also contemplate what Andre Savin might do to him before he...

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Stagehand: S1 Episode 7

Stagehand: S1 Episode 7

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Stagehand: S1 Episode 6

Stagehand: S1 Episode 6

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What Is Zero Trust Anyway?

What Is Zero Trust Anyway?

About three minutes into planning this post, I had one of those “god, I am old” moments. Here is why I had the moment. I have worked in cybersecurity since 1994. My first job was at a big 3 working for the U.S. government through one of the world’s...

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Stagehand: S1 Episode 5

Stagehand: S1 Episode 5

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CISO Sillies

Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

Since the global pandemic chased everyone indoors, Zoom web meetings have become the new normal. We will figure this out. Eventually.

Beware The CISO’s Wrath

Beware The CISO’s Wrath

CISOs have a lot of patience. Patience however is a virtue that can be tested from time to time. As the old saying goes, if you’re not a part of the solution…