Cybersecurity in city government, taken to new heights: An Interview with Shane McDaniel

When most people speak of any city government, they often mention words like “Bureaucratic”,“Behind the times”, and “Slow.”  This is especially true when considering cybersecurity initiatives.  However, a small town in Texas is changing that view.  Seguin, Texas, which was once the smallest Texas city to have a full-time cybersecurity ... Read More

What Is ISO/IEC 27017?

More than a third of organizations suffered a serious cloud security incident in 2021. According to a survey of 300 cloud professionals covered by BetaNews, 36% of those respondents said that their organizations had suffered a severe cloud security data leak or breach in the past 12 months. Looking forward, ... Read More

Compliance does not equal security: 7 cybersecurity experts share their insights

It is often stated that security is hard.  Whether it is the people, processes, and technology, or any combination of the three, security is a never ending challenge.  Conversely, compliance is the opposite.  Compliance is relatively straightforward. For too long, and for too many organisations, meeting a compliance standard was ... Read More

How to Stimulate Organizations’ Security Awareness Training Programs

We all know how important security awareness training is for an organization. Moreover, we try to enhance our efforts by weaving security into the “culture” of the organization. Yet, from the employee’s perspective, it all gets very stale. It seems like it is always the same message, but if that is the ... Read More

What Are the Benefits of Adopting the Cloud in Industrial Cybersecurity?

Cloud adoption has come a long way from its early days where corporate executives questioned the stewardship of their data. The initial suspicions of “where’s my data” have been laid to rest, as administrative tools and contractual obligations have emerged to give better visibility to, and accountability of, data custodianship. Even ... Read More

Inclusive Awareness is the Key to Effective Cybersecurity: An Interview with Jenny Radcliffe

In the early years of cybersecurity, it was often said that people are the weakest link. This did nothing to encourage support, as it was insulting and demeaning. The new and better way to inspire people towards a cybersecurity mindset is to engage with and treat them as a valuable part ... Read More

Tips, Advice, and Insights on Achieving Buy-in for Cybersecurity Projects

A CISO’s job can be one of the most stressful in cybersecurity. It can sometimes feel like an avalanche of responsibilities, all in the pursuit of keeping an organization safe. The problem more often than not comes down to the issue of obtaining funding for new technology that can make the ... Read More

CISO Interview Series: What Are Some of the Key Components to Succeeding as a CISO in Today’s Business Environment?

The role of the modern CISO is more than understanding the technical side of the business. In fact, the role consists of even more than understanding the business side of the business. When I spoke with Ian Thornton-Trump, he was able to shed light on how important effective communication and team-building ... Read More

CISO Interview Series: Cybersecurity at a Global Scale

What is it like to not only be a CISO but to also be one in a large, global organization? I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Mark Ruchie, CISO of Entrust, a global tech firm securing data, payments and identities. Mark shared his unique journey into cybersecurity, and he ... Read More

CISO Interview Series: Investing in Frameworks, Humans, and Your Technical Skills

The journey for someone to the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) isn’t often straightforward. Take Sandy Dunn, for example. Per SailPoint, Sandy started as a paper delivery kid at 10 years old. She then worked her way through software sales, insurance, and even horses before becoming the CISO ... Read More