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Former DoD CSO: The West must lead

As the developing world follows in the steps of the West and begins entering an age of saturated connectivity, it’s important for people in leadership positions to set the tone for a culture of cybersecurity, said former chief security officer for the Department of Defense Jonathan Reiber on Thursday. And considering the United States has…

Lessons combating COVID-19 healthcare security challenges

Long at the forefront of protecting sensitive information from cyberattacks, health care organizations had to pivot quickly to ensure as the COVID-19 pandemic imposed new threats on a vulnerable newly remote workforce. And adapt they did, even as bad actors exploited a fragile, fragmented infrastructure suddenly reliant on telehealth visits. The lessons learned from the…

No more excuses: how to build a diverse workforce now

For such a vibrant, innovative industry, cybersecurity isn’t as diverse and inclusive within the executive ranks as it should be. And some leaders say that reality is to the detriment of the community. Industry luminaries Camille Stewart from Google, Microsoft’s Edna Conway and former NASA technology chief Jerry Davis will draw on their substantial private…

How to use cybersecurity to accelerate growth

Cybersecurity often – and rightly – has been viewed as a point of friction and a cost center, but more recently organizations are using it to accelerate growth. When considered early on – in everything from design and development through planning and execution – security can help companies lower risk and get applications and services…

Box security chief: Define your boundaries of trust

Digital transformation can bring new capabilities. But it can also introduce vulnerabilities, requiring security leaders to redefine the “boundaries of trust,” says the global chief information security officer at Box. Lakshmi Hanpal, who previously worked for SAP, Ariba, PayPal and Bank of America, will address that delicate balance between digital enablement and increased risk during…

LinkedIn and Gusto security chiefs talk about their roles as ‘social worker’

Cybersecurity leaders want a reputation overhaul from law enforcer, to social worker. At least that’s the perspective of Geoff Belknap, chief information security officer of LinkedIn, and Frederick “Flee” Lee, chief security officer at Gusto. The two trade notes on the increasingly complicated role of security teams during the Sept. 16 panel, The Resilient Enterprise:…

Estonia ambassador to connect dots from cyberwar to security culture

It often takes a significant event – perhaps a pandemic or a major cyberattack  – to test an organization’s cybersecurity chops and provoke its transformation into a security culture that builds resiliency. For Estonia, the journey to transformation and resilience came after one of the most notorious series of devastating cyberattacks executed by Russian operatives…

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