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Ebba Blitz, CEO, AlertSec

Posted on: 16 May 2019

For Ebba Blitz, CEO of encryption service company AlertSec, running a technology company is not much different from her sailing across the Atlantic in 2000, when she didn’t see land for 16 days after leaving the harbor. “I remember preparing for the journey, and then throwing away the ropes as I set sail, moving further from land until I had…

Mike Kelley, CISO, The E.W. Scripps Company

Posted on: 14 May 2019

In the age of fake news, disinformation campaigns are about to get more sophisticated. It’s a pain point that has been plaguing social media platforms the last few years, but with advances in technology, Mike Kelley, CISO of The E.W. Scripps Company, believes it can only get worse. The firm is one of the US’…

Dave Ruedger, CISO, Risk Management Solutions, Inc.

Posted on: 03 May 2019

A constantly developing story  A CISO is, first and foremost, a storyteller, says Dave Ruedger, CISO of Risk Management Solutions Inc., a catastrophe risk modeling company that helps financial institutions and public agencies understand, quantify and manage risk.  “Many security professionals may think our job is about data – presenting statistics, graphs and charts and…

Fred Kwong, CISO, Delta Dental Plans Association

Posted on: 29 Mar 2019

For Fred Kwong, hands-on experience and formal education went hand in hand in shaping the kind of CISO he has become. He first discovered he genuinely liked interacting with people and helping them with their concerns when he lost interest in his computer science degree and took a helpdesk support job instead. “I helped our…

Marcos Marrero, Global Dir., Information Security, H.I.G. Capital

Posted on: 20 Mar 2019

Cyber security leader Marcos Marrero is a great believer in mentoring a new generation of cyber professionals. That’s how he started in the business, and that’s how he develops his team at H.I.G. Capital where he heads security as the Global Director of Information Security. “I’ve hired information security analysts straight from the technology department. They know the technology…

Baffle and Twist & Shout Win the Security Shark Tank® Held During RSA

Posted on: 19 Mar 2019

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) Laud Baffle for Innovation and Twist & Shout for Ease of Use San Francisco, CA – Security Current announced that CISOs selected advanced data protection firm Baffle and entertaining security awareness training campaign company Twist & Shout as the Security Shark Tank® winners held during the RSA Conference. At the…

Chad Boeckmann, CEO and Founder, TrustMAPP

Posted on: 17 Mar 2019

The proverbial bike shop Chad Boeckmann, CEO and founder of TrustMAPP, believes that security leaders are the driving force to innovative solutions becoming successful. “Ultimately CISOs vote with their dollars and by peer-to-peer exchange of ideas and solutions that are working,” he says. Security leaders, Boeckmann says, should constantly be on the lookout for solutions…

Selim Aissi, SVP and CSO, Ellie Mae

Posted on: 13 Mar 2019

For Selim Aissi, it is important to have a mix of industry, real-world security experience, along with the innate ability to deal with most critical security incidents both at the execution-level as well as within the leadership and board of director ranks, to be an effective cybersecurity leader. As a company executive, the CSO should…

The link between self-control and security

Posted on: 13 Mar 2019

It’s no secret that all it takes is the weakest human link to compromise a company’s cybersecurity. To mitigate this risk, companies need to understand their employees’ habits and behaviors; they need to be aware of their people’s self-control levels when implementing security programs. In a study of 6,000 participants in the Netherlands, a team…

Pravin Madhani, CEO, K2 Cyber Security

Posted on: 06 Mar 2019

Scaling mountains It’s no coincidence that Pravin Madhani’s company K2 was named after the second-highest mountain in the world. “Imagine looking at a mountain from the base,” he says. “You are impressed by its sheer size but you also realize how daunting it is to climb it.” There is fear in your heart. “Will it…