David Cass

GSR CISO | President CISOs Connect and Security Current | Senior Partner at Law & Forensics

What’s a Board’s Readiness for Security – and What’s the CISO’s Readiness to Join a Board?

Posted on: 18 Jun 2022

Naming a cybersecurity expert to a company boardroom makes sense to many of us. Companies possess commercially valuable data and understand that cyber threats pose a significant risk to their budgets, operations, and reputations. And for some of us, sitting on a board is the holy grail. There’s prestige and compensation. But membership on a…

Research Shows Increased Use of Cloud Weighs on CISOs

Posted on: 10 Jun 2022

The increased use of cloud-based applications is weighing on the CISO community, according to a new study, The CISOs Report: Perspectives Challenges and Plans for 2022 co-conducted by CISOs Connect shows. But you definitely can do it securely if you adequately plan your migration to the cloud. The wrong way is the traditional “lift and shift,” where…

Privacy By Design Is Still Imperative

Posted on: 27 Jan 2017

Each year brings more large-scale security and privacy breaches, leaving the general public questioning to what extent companies could be trusted with their sensitive information. Retail, health care, banking, entertainment, governments – no industry is left untouched. Security and privacy must remain top of mind within every organization as both are essential in safeguarding data, protecting…

Never Say Never: US & EU Come to Agreement on New Framework

Posted on: 02 Feb 2016

My mom always told me to never say never, so it’s a good thing I didn’t say it in my previous article. Although technically the deadline was January 31, there was a very remote possibility of a last minute agreement as the negotiations continued between the U.S. and the European Commission regarding the future of…

As We Reach the End of the Voyage for Safe Harbor What are US Companies To Do?

Posted on: 01 Feb 2016

The deadline for the U.S. and European Union (EU) to come to an agreement on the future of Safe Harbor, which governs transatlantic data transfers, passed on January 31. Although it is difficult to speculate what a revised agreement would look like, it potentially would no longer permit self-certification and may require some type of…

The Importance of Privacy

Posted on: 14 Jan 2015

Security and Privacy are essential in today’s digital economy.  2014 was a year of large-scale security and privacy breaches, leaving everyone asking themselves how much should we trust companies with our sensitive information.  Currently, there are more than 80 countries with privacy laws.  Violating these laws may result in fines, brand damage, and/or loss of…