For employees lucky enough to work from home during COVID-19, the pandemic’s impact on work and work culture cannot be overstated. At home workers now function in an environment devoid of the perks they took for granted, like social interaction, commercial broadband, conference rooms. Inevitably, CISOs took for granted perks like corporate networks, firewalls, and authorized devices and applications. While the coronavirus posed unique challenges for all workers, CISOs reacted swiftly with unique solutions. While modern CISOs recognize the dual need to protect and enable the business, only the most clairvoyant CISOs could envision their jobs to include organizational psychology, video conferencing support, communications, or emotional intelligence. Talk about unconventional problem solving. With the addition of these skill sets, CISOs demonstrate a utility rivaled only by the Swiss Army Knife.
CISO Street recently moderated a virtual CISO panel and asked panelists about their perspectives on several cybersecurity issues and trends. In this video, Christopher Rence, Chief Data, Compliance, Security and Risk Officer with EQ Holdings, Jake Margolis, CISO for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Brent Lassi, CISO for Bluecore, and Eric Yancy, Information Security Officer for the City of Irving (TX) discuss lessons learned from the sudden shift to remote work following the COVID-19 outbreak.