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Security Current launches one-stop shop for CISOs

Posted on: 16 Jul 2018

  NEW YORK – Security Current, a knowledge- and content-sharing community for cybersecurity executives, has launched an exclusive platform for top global CISOs. CISOs interested in the invitation-only platform should contact arhodes@securitycurrent.com   The platform, called CISOs Connect, allows members to communicate and collaborate through shared CISO-generated reports, feature stories, white papers, podcasts, career opportunities and…

Cyber Insurance: Who Needs It, and Why

Posted on: 12 Jul 2018

Your business has invested heavily in cybersecurity efforts to safeguard the organization against a range of threats. These investments are largely seen as a way to reduce the financial risks to the business—reduce being the key word. All the technology solutions you implement and the user awareness training you do are not sufficient to completely…

Patrick Wilson, CISO, Contra Costa County

Posted on: 12 Jul 2018

These days it’s not uncommon for four-year-olds to tinker with computers, but in the 1970s, when Contra Costa County CISO Patrick Wilson was a four-year-old, access to a computer was a big deal. When it was a home computer in the form of a Commodore Serial Number 17, to be precise, it was unheard of.…

Mohammed Noordin Yusuff Marican, CISO, NTUC Link

Posted on: 02 Jul 2018

Mohammed Noordin Yusuff Marican was a typical young boy in Singapore in the 1980s. He was always out playing football and hanging out with his friends. “I was never home.” But when he received his first computer at age 12 – a 486 – he embarked on a path that would eventually be his life’s…

Asia-Pacific leads the way in cybersecurity preparedness

Posted on: 25 Jun 2018

  Taiwan is the most cybersecurity prepared country in the world, with three other Asia-Pacific countries following close behind, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Cybersecurity Index. Taiwan earned a perfect score of 1.0 in the index. It was followed by Singapore (0.925), the United States (0.919), Malaysia (0.893), Estonia (0.846) and Australia (0.824).…

Peter Fizelle, CISO, Asian Development Bank

Posted on: 22 Jun 2018

Peter Fizelle spent many years working in cybersecurity, starting in an intelligence agency, onto managed service providers, consulting and then various commercial banks, first in Australia, then Singapore and most recently in Hong Kong. “It was the financial services sector that had the money and the mindset to be early adopters of internet security,” he…

Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4

Posted on: 19 Jun 2018

No silver bullets For Stu Sjouwerman, deciding which road to take did not come easy. Whereas other kids had some idea of what they wanted to be when they grew up, he did not immediately know what he was going to do with his life. At 16 he became obsessed with reading science fiction and…

Posted on: 04 Jun 2018

It starts from the search Sometimes it’s the simplest things we happen to do that change the course of our lives. For Jason Witty, it is typing a four-letter word – “hack” – into a search engine bar that led him to a career, no, a life, in information security. That search turned up results…

Posted on: 21 May 2018

In a job interview just out of college in 1995, Angel Redoble was asked if he had any experience with computers. An engineer by training, Angel said he had none. Fortunately, the boss was a friend of his sister. She hired him as an allowance-based trainee at one of the first Internet service providers in…

Florin Talpes, Bitdefender

Posted on: 21 May 2018

Thriving in Troubled Times Most people would say they prefer an untroubled life. But for Florin Talpes, founder and CEO of Bitdefender, it was trouble that created great opportunities. In fact, if it had not been for hardship in his native Romania where a 1989 revolution toppled the Ceaușescu government, disrupted his life and caused…