Enlisting FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) to argue for security budgets was commonly practiced by many security pros back in the day. It's not a useful tactic nowadays, although more widespread hype about cybersecurity threats is common in mainstream coverage and some marketing collateral directed at executives less knowledgeable about industry happenings.

At RiskSec 2019 on May 8, Mark Eggleston, VP, CISO and Privacy Officer at Health Partners Plans will share insights and guidance on how to navigate through the growing noise to truly understand the state of the industry, the real cybersecurity needs of your organizations and how best to address them. The following is a Q&A with Eggleston:

SC: Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) -- is it still alive and kicking or have we as an industry gotten past this? Why or why not? Are there some corporate CISOs still struggling to get buy-in of cybersecurity resiliency and risk management plans at this point from their C-level executives and boards?

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