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CISO Perspectives to Improve/Optimize Vulnerability Management

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Vulnerability management remains an uphill challenge for security teams. In this month of CISO Stories, we look at the findings of a cross-sector task force of CISOs and staff who shared their challenges and best practices for developing effective vulnerability management practices. Topics include:

  • Managing vulnerabilities on premises, in the cloud, and in third-party environments
  • Identification, classification, prioritization, and remediation best practices
  • Standards and charters
  • Organizational structures
  • Scanning tools.

Supporting tools to be shared include a CISO’s Guide to Effective Vulnerabilities; and a Vulnerability Management Maturity Checklist.

Practitioners will also connect the dots on how effective vulnerability management can be used to continuously improve identity, application, cloud and network security, anti-ransomware efforts, zero trust, email security, threat intelligence, AI and third-party risk management.


Parham Eftekhari
Executive Vice President, Communities
CyberRisk Alliance

Parham Eftekhari is a business executive specializing in cyber and national security. He currently serves as Executive Vice President, CISO Communities at CyberRisk Alliance, leading its CISO services platform which consists of the Cybersecurity Collaborative and Cybersecurity Collaboration Forum. Parham also serves as the chairman of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), the nation’s leading cybersecurity think tank, which he founded in 2014. Other leadership roles during his more than 15 years in this sector include co-founder and Vice President of research at the Government Technology Research Alliance, founder of the world’s first webcam cover manufacturer CamPatch, and Advisory Board member at the Ready Rock Institute. Parham has developed and authored multiple research publications, regularly engages with the media, and has addressed forums ranging from Congress, TED, RSA, and C-SPAN. In 2017, Parham was recognized by (ISC)2 for his contributions to the field of cybersecurity with the Most Valuable Industry Partner – Government Information Security Leadership Award.

Dustin Sachs
Chief Technologist and Senior Director of Programs
CyberRisk Alliance

Dr. Dustin Sachs is the Chief Technologist and Sr. Director of Programs at CyberRisk Alliance.  He is a highly accomplished cybersecurity professional with a proven track record in risk management, compliance, incident response, and threat mitigation.  He is CISSP-certified and holds a Doctor of Computer Science (DCS) degree in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.  Dr. Sachs has worked in various industries, including public utilities, food distribution, and oil and gas.  He is a respected thought leader in the cybersecurity community.