Never in history has the cyber defender had access to so many technologies and tools to defend our companies. This has created the “Fog of More”, making the choices difficult to manage. Join the former 35-year NSA software vulnerability analyst and executive manager, and innovator of community-based controls sharing, as he discusses how the CIS controls can be used effectively to manage our environments.
To view the article from the CISO COMPASS Book that sparked this interview, please visit: https://securityweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CISOSTORIES_TonySager_CCExtract.pdf
Sager, T.. 2019. Jumpstarting Controls Prioritization Within a Control Framework. In CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers, 1st Ed, pg 246. Fitzgerald, T. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl. www.amazon.com/author/toddfitzgerald.
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Tony Sager – Senior Vice President & Chief Evangelist at Center for Internet Security
Tony Sager is a Senior VP for the Center for Internet Security. He led the development of the CIS Controls, a community consensus project to identify and support best practices in cybersecurity. His “volunteer army” identifies practices that will stop the vast majority of attacks seen today, and he leads projects that will share, scale, and sustain these practices for worldwide adoption.
Tony retired from the National Security Agency in 2012 after 34 years as a mathematician, software vulnerability analyst, and executive manager. Tony oversaw all NSA Red and Blue Teams, as well as all security product evaluation teams. He helped guide the Agency’s top talent development programs, and founded the Vulnerability Analysis and Operations Group (NSA’s premier technical organization in defense).
Todd Fitzgerald – Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative
Todd Fitzgerald has built information Fortune 500/large company security programs for 20 years. Todd serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee, was named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, authored 4 books including #1 Best Selling and 2020 CANON Hall of Fame Winner CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019), ground-breaking CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, as well as contributions to a dozen others. Todd held senior leadership positions at Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield/ National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health and American Airlines.