Roota Almeida

Head of Information Security

Delta Dental NJ


Security Metrics Can Make or Break a Security Program; How to Present to the Board

Posted on: 13 Apr 2017

CISOs are often in a situation where the CEO or a Board member asks them, “Just how secure are we?” Or “Are we secure enough?” These questions sound simple, but are quite difficult to answer accurately. The quick answer to the question would be, “We are more secure today than we were before and are…

The Business of Security

Posted on: 22 Jun 2016

More and more devices are being Internet-enabled daily. To securely drive an organization’s digital strategy, CISOs need to better understand business and new technologies across groups within the enterprise. It is critical to learn how to create value from their data, and understand technical capabilities for the whole business, not just in the IT domain,…

The Evolution of the CISO

Posted on: 22 Mar 2016

We are seeing that in quite a few organizations the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) role is going through a period of transition. Leading organizations that didn’t have a CISO role are now actively scoping the responsibilities of this role. To date, the security budget often remains a fraction of total IT spend, and a…

Cyber Insurance – The New Norm: A CISO’s Perspective

Posted on: 19 Feb 2016

Just about every business today needs cyber-insurance. More and more small businesses are doing online transactions and it will only increase as we move forward. A company with fewer amounts of data is more likely to be hacked than a firm with Big Data, because smaller firms are less likely to have robust defenses against…

Where Do We Go From Here? The Future State of Information Security!

Posted on: 09 Dec 2015

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE? CAN WE ACTUALLY PREDICT THE FUTURE? As a person who regularly makes predictions would tell us, the past is an important tool in determining what will happen in the future. Past experiences can be collected in the form of data to calculate probabilities of certain events happening in the future. In the world of business, correctly seeing…