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Bradley Schaufenbuel

Posted on: 11 Dec 2017

Paylocity CISO Bradley Schaufenbuel is the kind of guy who is always making the effort to reach another peak, literally and figuratively. The long list of accomplishments listed on his biography (so far) reads more like the work of three men, not just one. Schaufenbuel began his education with a bachelor’s degree in Management Information…

How Important Is a College Degree to a CISO Position?

Posted on: 08 Dec 2017

As we at Security Current talk to CISOs and other information security leaders on a daily basis, we are often asked career-oriented questions. One frequently asked question is about college degrees: Which degree(s) is most important to help advance a CISO’s career? We understand that people are positioning themselves to climb the corporate ladder, or…

Mike Davis

Posted on: 01 Dec 2017

American Bureau of Shipping CISO Mike Davis has a career that spans several decades – so far – and he still enjoys the challenges and opportunities that his cybersecurity vocation provides each day. Davis began his career with the U.S. Navy. He started out in engineering, specializing in propulsion systems, including nuclear power and gas…

Ellison Anne Williams, Enveil

Posted on: 28 Nov 2017

Self-proclaimed “Southern girl” Ellison Anne Williams acknowledges that she is a math and computer science geek. She attended universities in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina, where she earned separate Masters degrees in Computer Science and in Mathematics, as well as a Doctorate in Mathematics. But the high tech field wasn’t her original plan. “I…

Saryu Nayyar, CEO, Gurucul

Posted on: 28 Nov 2017

Some of the most successful business people pattern themselves after a role model and are helped in life by a mentor. Saryu Nayyar is fortunate to have grown up the daughter of the woman who was both her role model and mentor. Nayyar was born in India and she came to the United States when…

Ron Green

Posted on: 20 Nov 2017

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Mastercard As a young boy growing up in Philadelphia, Ron Green listened to his father and his uncles swap stories about their jobs as police officers. Ron knew that he, too, wanted to be a police officer when he grew up. When the time came, his father…

CISOs Investigate: Endpoint Security – A CISO Written Report

Posted on: 19 Nov 2017

The value of peer input cannot be overstated. Authored by leading Chief Information Security Officers, CISOs Investigate is an ongoing series that offers first-hand insights to security leaders as they make business-driven technology decisions.

11 CISOs Say Open Source Software Can Be As or More Secure Than Commercial Software, With a Potential for Savings

Posted on: 19 Nov 2017

Eleven Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) from across industries share insights on the use of open source software in their enterprise environments. Most CISOs agree that open source software generally has been well vetted by a vast development community that quickly finds and fixes vulnerabilities in the software libraries. What’s more, open source provides flexibility…

Melih Abdulhayoglu, Founder, CEO and CSA, Comodo Group

Posted on: 18 Nov 2017

As a young boy growing up in the Turkish city of Antioch, Melih Abdulhayoglu – Melih to all who know him – was highly driven by two characteristics. One, he was very protective—of his friends and family, of his possessions, of everything he valued. And two, he felt a need to “build stuff.” He was…

Cybersecurity Startup Verodin Wins Security Current’s Security Shark Tank® Palo Alto

Posted on: 11 Oct 2017

Security Current, the premier information and collaboration community by CISOs for CISOs, selected Verodin as the winner of its Security Shark Tank Palo Alto competition. The event brought security solution providers face-to-face with potential security buyers. “The Verodin solution addresses a key industry challenge of identifying the effectiveness of our cybersecurity tools,” said Matt Hollcraft,…