COVID-19 Is Just the Beginning for CISOs. Here’s Why.

COVID-19 Is Just the Beginning for CISOs. Here’s Why.

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Think CISOs can rest following COVID-19? Think again. CISOs were by and large prepared for COVID-19. They navigated the workforce transition from the office to home seamlessly and addressed any vulnerabilities quickly and efficiently. Unfortunately, CISOs didn’t get much of a chance to celebrate their success. It seems just as they learned they had weathered the storm, new challenges emerged that required their attention. What does the business do in the event of a disaster when everybody is already working from home? Do businesses have to reassess acceptable downtimes, outages, or system failures now that employees are leveraging unstable and unsecure home networks? How do businesses keep employees working from home engaged and aware over an extended period of time? These difficult questions require critical analysis, hearty debate, and careful decision making before adding to a BCP/DR plan. In the meantime, CISOs still have their day jobs to do. No rest for the weary.

CISO Street recently moderated a virtual CISO panel and asked panelists about their perspectives on current cyber trends and challenges. In this video, Ron Ongley, CISO for Russell Reynolds Associates, Amber Simco, Acting CISO with NIH, and Teena Piccione, Global CIO, RTI International discuss how the jobs have changed – and not for the easier – since COVID-19.

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