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Security Shark Tank Chicago – October 18, 2018

Posted on: 02 Oct 2018

“The Security Shark Tank is bar none the best event for sourcing new and innovative technologies. Its unique format provides CISOs the opportunity to hear what their peers are asking and the responses. Its fast pace lends itself to an informative and enjoyable event.” Matt Hollcraft, CISO, Maxim Integrated Hosted and moderated by leading CISOs,…

Patricia Titus, Markel Corporation

Posted on: 27 Sep 2018

Patricia Titus Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer Markel Corporation   Author B.J. Neblett once wrote, “We are the sum total of our experiences. Those experiences – be they positive or negative – make us the person we are, at any given point in our lives. And, like a flowing river, those same experiences, and…

Jonathan John Paz, Enterprise Information Security Officer/Data Privacy Officer, Bank of the Philippine Islands

Posted on: 11 Sep 2018

Appropriately paranoid enough “I get the psyche of the opponent,” says Jonathan John “Jon” Paz, information security officer of the third-largest bank in the Philippines. “I understand the thrill that hackers feel.” He recalls his university days as a chemistry/computer engineering major, when he pulled a prank on his friends. “I came up with a…

Christopher Porter, CISO, Fannie Mae

Posted on: 03 Sep 2018

An excellent place Some people get to where they are by treading a neat, straight, and predetermined path, but not Fannie Mae CISO Chris Porter. After training in pre-medicine and behavioral science, he joined a start-up, became an economist, manned an IT help desk, worked as an analyst and served as deputy CISO before landing…

The CISO as Communicator

Posted on: 30 Aug 2018

The role of the CISO is evolving. It is no longer restricted to the technical aspects of ensuring that the organization is protected from external and internal attacks, and is no longer confined just to the IT room. With cybersecurity becoming more and more a strategic business issue, CISOs find themselves stepping up to the…

Rogue mobile apps are common vectors of fraud attacks

Posted on: 28 Aug 2018

Consumer fraud is increasingly committed via mobile phone applications, security firm RSA has revealed in its Quarterly Fraud Report. In its April 1-June 30, 2018 survey of global fraud trends, RSA detected 9,185 rogue mobile applications – a 13 percent increase from the previous quarter. Rogue apps made up 28 percent of observed attacks. “Fraudsters…

Dr. Amirudin Bin Abdul Wahab, CEO, CyberSecurity Malaysia

Posted on: 27 Aug 2018

Talking from his office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s cybersecurity chief Amirudin bin Abdul Wahab is upbeat about the state of his country’s cybersecurity preparedness. He has a lot to be proud of – a report from the International Telecommunication Union, which was adopted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, ranked Malaysia fourth worldwide in terms of…

EQ: The Big Picture from the CISO’s Window

Posted on: 27 Aug 2018

Missed vulnerabilities, insecure processes and malicious insiders may all lead to undesirable outcomes, since you may not have 100% control of these events. Even a direct report may have made an error. But while you may not have control of events, you can choose 100% control of your responses to them, which can lead to…

Rogue mobile apps are common vector of fraud attacks

Posted on: 22 Aug 2018

Consumer fraud is increasingly committed via mobile phone applications, security firm RSA has revealed in its Quarterly Fraud Report. In its April 1-June 30, 2018 survey of global fraud trends, RSA detected 9,185 rogue mobile applications – a 13 percent increase from the previous quarter. Rogue apps made up 28 percent of observed attacks. “Fraudsters…

Security Current Announces All-Star CISO Editorial Board to Set Direction for Peer-Driven Content

Posted on: 21 Aug 2018

Security luminaries guide development of purposeful content and collaborative events for their executive peers Security Current today announced its executive-level Editorial Board that is guiding the development of the organization’s renowned content and events. Board members span a variety of industries, from financial services, design and manufacturing, healthcare, and retail to construction and professional sports.…