Nicole Darden Ford

Global VP & CISO

Rockwell Automation

A Practical Approach to AI Security

Posted on: 10 Aug 2023

With the race to integrate artificial intelligence moving at top speed, people are always talking about the need to protect against the security threats and compliance challenges inherent in this…

The C in CISO Stands for Courage

Posted on: 04 May 2023

As I reflect on my career, I find myself contemplating what I would say to my 20 year-old self. What have I learned and what would I impart to others…

National Cybersecurity Strategy Presents Opportunity

Posted on: 27 Apr 2023

  The Biden administration’s recently released National Cybersecurity Strategy calls for securing the digital ecosystem with clear-cut objectives that sends a strong message to the private sector:  we need to…

Harnessing the Power of Many

Posted on: 13 Apr 2023

Our world is more interconnected than ever because of digital transformation and all of the work we’ve done to integrate systems. When the FAA system went down recently, think of…

Advice to Aspiring CISOs

Posted on: 27 Mar 2023

One question I am frequently asked is, “How do you help aspiring CISOs on their journey?” My first bit of advice to aspiring CISOs is know your why. You have…

Talent Shortage? Not Actually

Posted on: 15 Feb 2023

Looking Beyond the Standard Pipeline It’s the constant hot topic in cyber. How do we fill roles when there’s a shortage of cyber talent? Before losing hope, we should think…

With Critical Infrastructure in Threat Actors’ Sights, the Time to Act is NOW

Posted on: 10 Jan 2023

Operational technology organizations are challenged with widening cybersecurity gaps, an expanding attack surface and rising global threats. Well-resourced, sophisticated actors such as ransomware gangs and nation-state hackers have critical infrastructure…